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Reading and phonics

“Books fire your imagination and your creativity and take you travelling through time and space and into hearts and minds of other people” 

Cressida Cowell 

At Polehampton, we want to ensure that every single child in our schools gets the very best support in becoming confident speakers, fluent readers and willing writers. We use a reading scheme called Collin's Big Cat. These are written by some of the most popular children's authors. They are beautiful, individual looking books with brilliant stories and a wide range of interesting and unusual non-fiction.  
Across the Infant School we use the synthetic phonics programme Read Write Inc as developed by Ruth Miskin. The programme enables children to develop decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) skills and also has some excellent ditties to support with handwriting and letter formation.
Sounds Guide   Take a look at the sounds guide to check how we pronounce the sounds. Follow the link to below to listen to Sylvie making the sounds correctly.  
Sounds with Sylvie - watch this super video to see a little girl saying the sounds correctly.
Top Tips to support Reading At Home - Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for learning. 
Junior School Librarians
Year Three Oliver S and Rory C
Year Four Eleanor A, Dorr P and Mabel R
Year Five Amber R. Amelie R and Isabelle P
Year Six Sophia R and Amy R