Reading

Curriculum Intent:

To provide an exceptional and purposeful reading education, which prepares learners to be confident, independent and articulate speakers and readers of the English language. We develop thoughtful and creative children who have a love of reading and can express this through speaking and writing.

Sequencing and Progression

Trinity places significant emphasis on the importance of children acquiring the skills to develop a love of reading from an early age. For early reading we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. Pupils in Reception- year 2 receive phonics lessons daily. Pupils in years 2 to 6 have a daily whole class reading focusing on comprehension skills: All lessons are based on high-quality literature and the children apply the comprehension skills learnt to a variety of genres throughout the week. Each year group has a list of high quality literature that the children are exposed to within each English unit.

How we teach reading at Trinity

In Early Years, children develop their understanding of reading through play, daily story time and the systematic teaching of phonics via the Read Write Inc scheme. They are exposed to a number of high quality texts and explore these through a wealth of listening activities, including songs, stories and rhyme. By the end of Early Years, children will be able to sound and blend unfamiliar words quickly. They will be able to accurately use the phonic knowledge and skills that they have already learnt. Pupils will be able to talk about what they have read and enjoy reading.


Phonics

At Trinity, we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. In Read Write Inc Phonics lessons, pupils learn to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. There is a focus upon explicit teaching of letter formation, spelling correctly and composing ideas. Phonics books are closely matched to pupils’ increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words, so that from very early on, they experience success. Repeated readings aid pupils’ fluency with decoding. Pupils in Reception to Year 2 receive daily phonics lessons for 30-45 minutes.


Whole class reading sessions

Pupils in Years 2 to 6 have a daily 30-45 minute whole class reading focusing on comprehension skills such as retrieval, inference or summarising and sequencing.

All lessons are based on high-quality literature and the children apply the comprehension skills learnt to a variety of genres throughout the week. By the end of KS2, children will have been exposed to a variety of high-quality literature and will be able to apply their understanding of reading skills to understand these. They will be able to discuss their own literary preferences and opinions to ensure they are secondary ready.


Reading for Pleasure

Trinity places significant emphasis on the importance of children acquiring the skills to develop a love of reading from an early age. All children from EYFS to Year 6 have a daily story time session where they are exposed to high quality literature. Children read, listen to and discuss a wide range of stories, poems, plays and information books. Children will have a love of reading and be able to discuss their favourite books.



Reading Curriculum Map

Reading Curriculum Map 2022-2023.pdf

Reading Policy

Reading Policy.pdf

Progression in Word Reading

Copy of Progression in Word Reading

Parent FAQS for Read Write Inc: Phonics

Parent_faqs.docx.pdf

Picture Books for Reception and Year 1

RMT_yr_and_y1_picture_books_about_worry_and_fear.docx.pdf

Picture Books for Reception and Year 1

RMT_yr_and_y1_picture_books_promoting_diversity.docx.pdf

RWI - Letter for parents faqs

RWI - Letter for parents faqs.docx.pdf

Read Write Inc - Parent workshop Introduction meeting

Read Write Inc - Parent workshop Introduction meeting.pptx.pdf

Fred Games

Fred_games.docx.pdf