Reading and Phonics
At St Norbert’s, we believe that reading is the key to unlocking exciting worlds and powerful knowledge for all. Reading is fundamental to our pupils becoming successful and independent learners and we are excited to be a part of their reading journey. Reading is the vehicle through which children access many other areas of the curriculum and subsequently can open the door to many other aspects in the wider world.
Throughout their time at with us, children’s reading diet will allow them to experience and discuss a wide range of texts including poetry, non-fiction and fiction. This reading journey – and the texts within it – has been carefully planned and sequenced to ensure the intentional and cohesive building of cultural capital.
We ensure that daily, high quality, systematic, discrete phonics teaching is delivered consistently across our academy. We use the Read Write Inc. approach to teaching phonics and children begin this programme fully upon starting Reception. Our Nursery children start working through initial phonics work in the summer term.