Reading and Phonics
At South Kilworth we follow the Read Write Inc. scheme to teach phonics across KS1 and into Key Stage 2 where necessary.
In EYFS and KS1 children follow a daily phonic programme to create fluent and enthusiastic readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
The Read Write Inc. Scheme teaches the children the sounds that they need in three sets. These are known as ‘Speed Sounds’.
Set 1 - m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e l h sh r j v y w th z ch q x ng nk
Set 2 - ay ee igh ow oo oo ar or air ir ou oy
Set 3- ea oi a-e i-e o-e u-e aw are ur er ow ai oa ew ire ear ure tious tion
Each sound has a different picture and phrase to accompany it; this helps the children to remember each sound.
Reading at School
We pride ourselves on our strong reading culture at South Kilworth. Reading is at the very heart of our curriculum. Our English lessons are centred around a range of high quality children books. We very much link spoken language, reading and writing in order that children can become more confident in all areas of the curriculum.
Children have daily opportunities to read. At times, they read individually, in pairs, in small groups or as a whole class. The reading curriculum focuses on word reading (decoding words) and understanding of texts (comprehension). We teach these skills alongside each other. Opportunities are planned into our lessons for children to discuss what they are reading, share opinions and explore different responses to texts.
Once children are independent readers, they can choose from a range of literature from our extensive library. Each classroom also has a reading area and its own stock of books for children to read plus we have regular visits from the Leicestershire Library bus.
We use an online spelling app to set and practice spellings throughout the school called Spelling Shed - For more information please click here or check you child's class page.