Supporting Reading

We love to read at St Cleer!
We are very lucky to have a well stocked library full of exciting fiction and interesting non-fiction books!

It is very important that children have the opportunity to read and enjoy books at home.
Helping your child enjoy reading is one of the most important things you can do as a parent and it is well worth the investment of your time and energy.

Children will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. As a result, they lose their desire to read. We want to instil a love of reading in children with you, so that their enjoyment, curiosity and interest will not waver and will continue through school years.
Please see the links below to support your child's reading at home.

In Key Stage 1 we use Read Write Inc  in order to teach phonics and early reading:

 "Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers."

Not all words are phonetically decodable and must purely be learned by sight. These are called 'tricky words'. By the end of Key Stage 1, we hope that all children will be able to read (and spell) the 200 high frequency words listed in the link below.

Please see the next page for useful websites to help support your child to read.