At Lea Forest reading is given a central role in the curriculum and is given the highest priority.  The children are taught to read through a structured and systematic programme that develops skills upon entry to Nursery through to Key Stage 2.  Our youngest children follow the ‘Getting Ready for Reading’ programme.  ‘Letters and Sounds’ is used to teach phonic skills and all children from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 have a daily timetabled phonics session.  Initially, children read individually so that their early skills can be closely monitored.  As these skills develop they will begin to read in small guided reading groups.  

These guided reading sessions continue throughout the school to ensure pupils become fluent and competent readers.  We aim to ensure pupils develop a critical appreciation of the work of authors and poets and also develop their research skills across the curriculum.  Pupils have access to a wide range of carefully structured texts.  We have invested heavily in developing our reading materials as we want our children to develop a genuine love of reading.  We are lucky enough to have a wonderful library that is staffed by a qualified librarian.  All year groups have a timetabled library session each week

Children also make use of our IPads and the guided reading app Accelerated Reader to help engage and foster a love of reading at an early age.

You can access our Junior Librarian system here or  by clicking on the library online button on our website homepage. Please see our librarian for more information about library club and our reading books.

-Updated April 2016-

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