Reading at Lozells School
2020 Reading Challenge
Are you up for the 2020 Reading Challenge? Can you read 20 different books this year?
Books from a different author, poetry books and books with sequels. Have a look at the KS1 and KS2 challenge sheets and get reading!
Approach to Reading
A love of reading is nurtured in children at Lozells from the start, with a high focus in Nursery and Reception on exploring and enjoying a variety of stories and non-fiction texts. Alongside this, in the EYFS, the children begin a programme of synthetic phonics. The children experience a very interactive, multi-sensory approach to the teaching of synthetic phonics following the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme- incorporating a methodical approach of revisit and review, teach, practise and apply. The children work through the phases progressively and at a pace which fully embeds their learning. Effective parental sessions are planned and delivered throughout Nursery and Reception, so parents are fully aware of how children.
School competitions, buddy reading sessions, themed days, World Book Day celebrations and opportunities to meet and experience story-writing sessions led by authors are also planned throughout the curriculum. The school libraries, managed by child-librarians, contain a wide variety of texts and research into most popular authors is used effectively to ensure these are always well stocked to cater for the children’s current interests.