Parents and carers:
Sharing a book with your child, reading to them, hearing them read, talking about stories and information.....is the BEST way you can support your child's learning and development. Please contact us if you need help and support with this.
At Westwood Park, we use Read Write Inc to support the teaching of phonics in Key Stage 1. Children are taught to blend and segment words to read accurately and then they use this in their writing. Children work through the Literacy and Language programme when they have finished Read Write Inc.
Children have take home books and read regularly with staff in school.
Children are given extra help if they are finding some things difficult. They work in small groups and in 1 to 1 sessions with adults.
Children have regular Guided reading sessions where they work with a teacher in a small group to practise their reading.
Children also have the opportunity to read before school in Reading Club and for Year 6 children to attend Ice Cool Club to develop their reading skills with teachers.