Reading is a vital skill that all children need to learn. It is about making sense of the written word around them, enjoying books, and being able to use books to find information.
At school children have the opportunity to read a wide range of quality books, both fiction and non-fiction.
When children are first beginning to learn to read, they will bring home their 'reading book' to practise what they have learnt in school. We also encourage children to take home books that interest them, to share with their parents and friends.
Teach a child to read and keep that child reading and you'll change everything. And I mean everything.
At Summerfields we use the Read, Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics and we use it to help children in their reading and writing.