Nursery at Gray’s Farm encourages children to communicate with one another by clapping and stamping; games and activities support visual memory and fine motor skills, all of which are important components of early literacy; and children retell stories using puppets, props, and storytelling hats.
Reading in Reception
Reading is taught at Gray’s Farm through ‘Read Write Inc Phonics’ (RWI) beginning in Reception. Children learn 44 sounds and their corresponding letter/letter groups through simple picture prompts, and they are encouraged to read lively stories containing words they have learned to sound out.
Reading in Key Stage 1
‘Read Write Inc’ streams phonics for phonics in Reception, Years 1 and 2, ensuring that all children are working at the same level and learning the same letter sounds. Phonics ensures that children have a strong foundation in phonics, which they can then build on.
Reading in Key Stage 2
We continue to teach reading accuracy and comprehension skills through ‘Big Reading,’ and we support the development of children’s phonological knowledge for those who require it. Accelerated Reader is a fantastic program that allows children to read books within their ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development).
Whole School Reading
Every day at Gray’s Farm, children participate in independent reading, which is a time for them to unwind and immerse themselves in a book genre they enjoy. Each classroom has an enticing book corner full of books that are matched to the interests of the children in their class. Reading Assembly is something that the entire school looks forward to each week.
How do you start a reading journey?
SUGGESTIONS FOR BEGINNING OR RESTARTING YOUR READING JOURNEY
- Start reading. Remember high school physics?
- Pick something that interests you.
- Go for an easy read.
- Take it one step at a time.
- Look for inspiration.
- Be persistent.
- Don’t make it a chore.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
What is a reading journey?
The Reading Journey is made up of a curated book collection, a subscription package, and a FREE app that you can use together or separately. You don’t have to buy the books or the subscription package to use the app; however, you’ll get the most out of it if you have the books at school.
How do you develop reading in schools?
Top teacher tips: how to get every child to enjoy reading
- Start a book club.
- Theme reading activities around the seasons.
- Encourage book selection.
- Make reading a fun part of the timetable.
- Consider an author visit.
- Make reading a part of school life.
- Involve all staff.
How do you write a journey book?
With These 4 Steps, You Can Begin Your Writing Journey.
- Everyone has a story inside of them, and everyone has the tools to tell it.
- STEP 1: Decide what you want to write about.
- STEP 2: Accept the topic’s authenticity.
- STEP 3: Create a working title.
- STEP 4: Take action.
- Above all, write like you mean it.
What should be my first novel to read?
It’s Never Too Late To Begin Reading! There Are 16 Books To Choose From If You’re A Beginner.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
- J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
- Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist
- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions
- Devdutt Pattanaik’s Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana
- Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner
What are some quotes about reading?
Reading Quotes from Famous People
- U201cA reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…
- U201cI never loved to read until I was afraid of losing it.u201d
- U201cYou can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.u201d
- U201cI find television to be very educating.u201d
- U201cClassic’ u2013 a book that people praise but don’t read.u201d
What are the 4 types of reading?
The four different kinds of reading
- Intensive reading is of a specific written piece for a specific purpose.
- Extensive reading is a type of general reading for general information.
- Scanning is reading with a specific purpose in mind for specific information.
- Skimming is speed reading for a cursory overview for general information.
How do children develop a reading culture?
Here are eight easy ways to help your child become a reader.
- Make reading a daily habit.
- Read in front of your child.
- Create a reading space.
- Go to the library.
- Let your child choose what to read.
- Find reading moments in everyday life.
- Re-read favorite books.
How can writing be likened to a journey?
Writing is the adventure, and being a published author is the destination. Being a writer is an adventure, and we begin by writing for ourselves.
Who is the author of my journey?
Abdul Kalam, A. P. J.