At Little Sutton Church of England Primary School, we strive to teach children to read effectively and quickly. We use the Jolly Phonics programme which includes teaching synthetic phonics, sight vocabulary, decoding and encoding words as well as spelling and accurate letter formation. Our structure of teaching letter sounds is derived from the Jolly Phonics programme which outlines six phonic phases, each with new phonemes to be learnt and increasing with difficulty as you progress from phase one to six.
Reading has always had extremely high importance in Little Sutton Church of England Primary our aim is to develop a life- long love of reading for all children whilst developing their fluency, accuracy and comprehension skills. Our aim is for all children to love reading at all ages and we encourage this by using a range of high- quality texts across our English curriculum which are enjoyable for children but also provide a challenge for them. In Reception, phonics has high priority to ensure that phonetic skills are developed to ensure fluency and accuracy and in their reading. We believe that through reading a wide range of texts and genres, children’s writing skills will be improved by enchaining their imagination and their vocabulary.
At Little Sutton Church of England School, we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often. We recognise the importance of cultivating a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately, and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire children to be confident in the arts of speaking and listening. We believe that a thorough grasp of literacy skills is crucial to a high-quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.
We give all children the opportunity to enter the magical worlds that books open up to them. We promote reading for pleasure as part of our reading curriculum. Children are encouraged to develop their own love of genres and authors and to review their books objectively. This enhances a deep love of literature across a range of genres, cultures and styles.