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Reading and Phonics at Greenleas

At Greenleas we see reading as an integral part of the school curriculum that impacts on all learning. We strive to ensure that all children become successful, fluent readers by the end of Key Stage One. We believe this is achievable through a combination of strong, high quality, discrete phonics teaching combined with a whole language approach that promotes a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ culture. At Greenleas, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. Click on the link for further information and support.

Reading for pleasure is at the heart of our approaches to all forms of reading, and responding to reading.Children read in school independently, in guided groups, with reading buddies, and as a shared class session. Time is set aside for sharing quality texts with our children both in class and between classes. Our aim is for children to enjoy reading a wide range of different books and to be able to confidently talk about different books, authors and preferences. Older children are given the opportunity to read to, and with younger children. Assemblies and book celebration days are used to promote the latest recommended children's read and children are encouraged to visit our school library full of exciting books.

Our Reading aims are:  

  • To develop phonetic skills which lead to blending and reading accurately and fluently.
  • To promote confidence and positive attitudes to reading through access to a wide range of literature.
  • To develop their vocabulary and comprehension of what they have read.
  • To provide a range of books celebrating diversity.
  • To encourage good home/school partnerships.
  • To use quality texts which celebrate British values.
  • To enable children to analyse what they read and to participate in discussion and debate about texts.
  • To monitor each child's progress through the use of a range of assessment strategies .
  • To support those children who require additional help with their reading.

During World Book Day all of our children wore their pajamas and brought along their favourite bedtime story to share. We also decorated pebbles to show our favourite book or character.

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Greenleas Primary School

Green Ln, Wallasey

CH45 8LZ


0151 639 1225

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