Love of Reading
At Tyldesley Primary School we believe that every child should learn to read with confidence whilst developing a true love of reading. This is at the heart of the curriculum, the decisions we make and the environment we create.
The development of children’s reading skills and comprehension is intertwined with the need to nurture a love of books and reading to create life-long readers. As a school, we have implemented the strategies to teach children how to read. This focuses on key strands to develop reading:
* apply the phonics knowledge to read words accurately (decoding)
* blend sounds to read works accurately and flow through the sentence (fluency)
* read with expression and intonation (Prosody)
* understand and enjoy what they have read (comprehension)
Your child will be provided with a reading book for them to enjoy reading to you. This book will be matched to their reading ability so they should be able to read it all without support. (Don't worry, they will access more challenging texts in Guided reading and when the teacher reads in class). The more children read, the more fluent and confident they come so listen to your child read frequently.
Books for enjoyment
We will soon be allowing children to bring books home that are more challenging than the home reading books. These are for parents to enjoy reading and discussing with their child.
The reading championship rewards frequent readers. They earn bronze, silver and gold badges for reading the expected amount at home.
Reading Scheme and Reading Opportunities
At Tyldesley Primary School reading is an important part of all children’s learning and progress.