At Stoke, we use a range of reading materials to broaden the children’s reading experience including Bug Club, Floppy Phonics, Songbird and Oxford Reading Tree books, where appropriate.
In Reception and Key Stage 1, Phonics Bug and Songbird reading books ensure that all children who are learning to read are given decodable reading books closely matched to their phonic knowledge. The books are mapped to Letters and Sounds phases to support children’s decoding skills and cover a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.
In Key Stage 2, we provide finely-levelled books from a range of reading schemes including popular characters such as Doctor Who and Ben 10. There are a range of texts types to engage different interests and build reading confidence, including fiction, non-fiction, comics, plays and poetry. In Years 3 – 6, home reading books are carefully selected and organised into reading bands that broaden children’s reading experience and support age related expectations for each year group.
Reading In School
Children in Reception and KS1 use a number of different schemes during reading lessons to give the children variety and depth in their reading experiences. They include Collins Big Cat, Rigby Navigator, Project X and Rigby Star. All guided reading books are appropriately banded to support progress in reading and allow children to work in small groups and as a whole class to build their confidence.
From Year 2-6 children have whole class reading sessions teaching a range of skills that cover the curriculum. Children use a mixture of fiction, non-fiction and poetry extracts and whole texts to broaden their reading experience.