The children are taught the skills of blending sounds together to read words, segmenting the sounds in a word, and choosing the correct letters to spell it.
The children work on the Sounds-Write phonics programme. They receive 15-20 minutes of focused phonics teaching per day, and the children are tracked and assessed regularly to aid their reading.
We actively encourage parents to practice the phonemes which are sent home, and to prioritise reading real, and alien, words in preparation for the Phonics Screening Test in Y2.
Please see our learning links for more information on games or see your child's class teacher.
Learning to Read
The children make good progress and develop into confident, fluent readers at Lons Infant School.
We have a variety of reading books in school, including Sounds-Write, fiction and non-fictions.
Teachers read stories to class which helps further develop their love of stories and reading.
Guided reading takes place regularly and interventions may take place, such as 'Better Words', 'Action Words', and 'Precision Teaching'.
The children have class log-ins for 'Oxford Owl'; a collection of free eBooks, which are tablet friendly, and so also encourages children to use their IT skills.
"The more you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go."