At Farnham Green Primary, we strive to inspire our children to understand the importance of reading and how it can shape the journey of their life.
At Farnham Green Primary, we believe in a rigorous and sequential approach to the teaching of reading at each stage of learning. This allows our children to apply their phonics knowledge, develop fluency and foster a true love of reading. We aim for our children to become confident, fluent readers who can discuss and critically evaluate a range of reading materials and texts.
Through our ambitious curriculum, we recognise the importance of developing our children as highly competent readers so that they are enthused with a love of books, inspired as writers and able to participate fully in the great debates and conversations of our times.
Alongside the Oxford Reading Scheme, as a school, we have decided upon whole class guided reading and writing through reading as we feel it is the best way to ensure all children increase their vocabulary, understanding and enjoyment of texts. It allows in-depth discussion of high quality books daily for every child. Through the scheme Take One Book, linked to a text, alongside writing through reading, the children see the process of English as not being separate entities. We know children are unable to produce high quality writing unless they have been exposed to high quality discussion and ‘rich talk’ about books. Having the opportunity to do this every day is vital to the children’s development as readers and writers; daily high quality discussions around a whole breadth of genres encourages them to be independent, fluent readers and pupils who have curiosity.
Reading also feeds pupils' imagination and opens up a treasure house of wonder and joy for curious minds"
National Curriculum in England, DFE, 2014
Our reading scheme
We believe that the key to children's success is their ability to read. We are ambitious in our expectations of the sounds and words that children should be able to read throughout the year. In order to ensure that there is a coherent, progressive approach to reading, we have adopted Oxford Reading Tree. ORT is supplemented and complimented by Treetops and Project X.
Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. We have adopted and then intelligently adapted the reading scheme to ensure optimum learning.
Just Imagine...Take One Book
To find out more about Take One Book click here.
Ways to support at home...
The following links will help you to know which targets your child is working on in Reading, please work with them on these.
We promote effective partnerships with families to embed a love of reading. The following texts will guide you in selecting appropriately challenging books for your child.