At Stanley Crook Primary School we aim to instil a lifelong love of reading. We believe that reading is fundamental to your child’s learning and the key to knowledge. We put reading at the heart of our curriculum.
Our principle aims from the National Curriculum for England are to ensure that all pupils:
- Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- Develop the habit of reading widely and often, both for pleasure and to gather information
- Acquire a wide and rich vocabulary
- Appreciate our varied literary heritage
We know that future success is linked directly to a broad vocabulary, a love of reading and the ability to communicate effectively. Reading enables children to develop a richer vocabulary and an understanding of their world.
At Stanley Crook, we believe all children should have the opportunity to be confident, fluent readers who can comprehend a range of age-appropriate texts. We want pupils to develop a love of reading, a good knowledge of a range of authors, and a greater understanding of the world in which they live, through the knowledge they gain from texts. By the end of their time at Stanley Crook, it is our intention that all children should be able to read fluently and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education. We understand the importance of parents and carers in supporting their children to develop both word reading and comprehension skills.
CLPE in Team Dahl
Reading Schemes used across school:
- Twinkl Phonics (DFE Approved)
- Bug Club (Phonics)
- Collins Big Cat (Guided Reading. 1:1 Teacher/ Pupil reading, Phonics Support, Intervention for struggling readers)
- Accelerated Reader including termly Star Reader Assessment and individual pupil assessment upon completion of each book
- myOn (Independent reading, support with remote learning, ongoing assessment)
- Speech and Language support via Let’s Talk (weekly) and SALT service (periodically) for those pupils identified as requiring additional support
- CLPE – Power of Reading
Guided reading sessions are timetabled weekly in each team and children access accelerated reader quizzes to assess word recognition, reading fluency and comprehension skills. Peer reading partners and peer writing partners are also used. We strongly support peer reading and writing across the school.
Parents are invited into ‘reading workshops’ at appropriate times during the academic year. Pupils are provided with a reading book to take home and are encouraged to read at home daily. A home reading record provides opportunity for school and parents to communicate regarding a child’s reading progress.
1:1 reading sessions between the class teacher/ teaching assistant and each pupil take place throughout the week to compliment and support guided reading and independent reading. Individual pupil reading records are maintained by each Team teacher to provide detailed information on each sessions reading and assessment focus, along with targets/ next steps for progress.
Reading Carousel in Team Cowell
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Accelerated Reading Home Connect
At Stanley Crook Primary School, we value the importance of parental engagement within pupil’s learning at home. By following the link below, parents/ carers are able to view progress reports and measures for their child.
The Renaissance Place a Home Connect system, which can be accessed from any web-enabled computer, will allow parents/ carers to keep track of their children’s progress.
Please access Home Connect you will need your child’s AR username and password to do so. Once in the program, you can view your child’s progress towards targets, points and books read. You can also access AR BookFinder to search for titles of interest. You can only access information about your own child.
Accelerated Reader Parent’s Guide
Do you have questions regarding Accelerated Reader in school? Do you want to find out more about how we use this scheme to improve and strengthen reading ability?
We have developed a Parent Guide to provide a range of information regarding the Accelerated Reader reading scheme. Of course, if you do have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
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