Phonetically Decodable Books
To accompany our phonics scheme, we provide phonetically decodable reading books from the Read Write Inc. scheme to consolidate their learnt sounds and develop reading fluency. Once children have developed their phonological awareness they then move on to colour bands to futher develop their fluency and comprhension. We ensure that children develop these skills and recognise that this does not always happen whilst they are in KS1 and therefore provide age appropriate, decodable books for older readers.
VIPERS Reading Progression
Reading 'VIPERS' are used throughout school as a guide for develop reading comprehension skills. VIPERS is an acronym for the six areas of reading which you can find out about in the attached documents.
Our progression document links these areas, and question stems which support these, with the curriculum.
READING FOR PLEASURE
Reading for pleasure is a key focus at Redwood and we are passionate about children developing a love of reading. We provide a range of culturally and socially diverse books as well as ensuring there are designated times to enjoy reading, celebrating authors and holding regular reading events. We reward children for reading with their own book to take home and start the love of reading in Reception with Reading Pets, which are their very own cuddly toy animal to read to and our older 'Reading Buddies' share stories with the children in Reception weekly. All classrooms have a reading area and books shelves to allow children opportunity to relax whilst enjoying class books and all classes share stories daily.