EBEN – Everybody Every Night
We expect every child to read at home 5 - 6 times a week with a parent/carer. Following this, a parent/carer should sign the home school diary.
For those children who have read all week, an extra reward playtime is given on a Friday afternoon. Additionally, a prize is presented to a child at the end of each term if they have consistently read every week. Here is an example of a home school diary at TDAJ.
Please see the documents below for further information.
Oxford Reading Tree
We use the Oxford Reading Tree book band levels. Children are frequently listened to and assessed by their teachers and teaching assistants to ensure they are on a comfortable but challenging level. The book band progression system is attached at the bottom of this page.
Reading fluency chart
Both in school and at home, children assess their reading using our fluency reading chart. In lessons, teachers, peers and individuals will rank their reading and give reasons for their choice. A copy is found in your child's Home School Diary and parents can also assess at home.
We recognise the importance of daily phonics for some groups of children. Phonics is embedded into their daily literacy lessons (Power Steps). Have a look at the following videos to see what we have been learning in Power Steps and the fun that's being had whilst learning.
We use the Department of Education approved McKie Mastery Power Phonics programme to teach phonics to read, write and spell confidently. We use the McKie Mastery matched books for all ages and materials. You can view and hear our phonemes here:
You can find Free Resources to download here:
Occasionally, we hold reading workshops for parents. These will be advertised in the school newsletters. See the attachments below for our last workshop which took place in the Spring Term.