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Phonics & Reading

Phonics & Reading

At Reynolds we recognise the ability to read has a key role in pupils’ further learning development and is an essential life skill.  When teaching reading we use high quality children’s books to stimulate an interest in, and a life-long love of reading.  We aim to stimulate children’s curiosity and imagination and create a learning environment which enables pupils to come to read for pleasure.

By the end of Year 2 we aim to ensure pupils use their phonic knowledge to decode unfamiliar words, as well as having an additional bank of strategies available to decode words when phonics may not be sufficient alone.  We also aim to ensure children have the necessary comprehension skills to help them understand the texts they are reading across the curriculum.  Finally, we aim to ensure children are able to engage with the Key Stage 2 curriculum post-Year 2 and use their word reading and comprehension skills to further understand new learning.

We believe that language and literacy is a fundamental life skill essential to participating fully as a member of society. We aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. Children are encouraged to express themselves creatively and imaginatively through stories, poetry and drama enabling them to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.  Children use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations.

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Reynolds Academy Principal

Rebecca Scott