'Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.'
- Novelist Annie Proulx
English is led by Miss Turner
Central to learning is creating a life-long love of reading and books and at Vittoria, it is our belief that every child should be able to read for pleasure and to a high standard. We firmly believe that reading fees children's imagination and opens a wondrous joy of curiosity for young minds. We also believe that every child should be given the tools to develop into an enthusiastic and confident reader both at home at school. Reading improves language and vocabulary, inspires imagination and gives everyone the opportunity to develop and foster new interests.
Every child is taught a range of strategies to support their development to become a confident, independent reader. In EYFS and KS1, Phonics is taught on a daily basis alongside personalised and targeted booster and intervention sessions. Children are taught Phonics from the Letters and Sounds document which enables them to segment and decode words. Once the children have learnt to read, they can then learn to comprehend and understand the text they are reading. Children are encouraged to use these strategies independently to understand, enjoy and learn from a range of texts. Through this approach, students will become fluent, expressive readers with the stamina to enjoy challenging texts.
The school uses the Read Write Inc Phonics programme. We also use resources which support this programme.