Here at Beacon View we strongly believe in the importance of building a love of reading from a very early age. The teaching of reading starts as soon as the children join us in Nursery or Reception through high-quality phonics lessons and through the sharing of exciting texts. The children have daily lessons where they are taught how to read and how to understand and enjoy what they have read. The children are also given plenty of opportunities to apply their reading skills in all subjects across the curriculum.
By the time the children leave us in Year 6, we aim for all children to not only be confident and able readers, but to also have developed a love of reading that will last a life time!
Dandelion Launchers is a phonic reading series for beginner readers
Our phonics lessons follow the Letters and Sounds scheme, more information on this scheme can be found by following the link below.
Every day the children bring home high-quality texts from our reading scheme Bug Club. The children also all have their own logins for Bug Club, meaning that they can always access these same high-quality texts online anywhere.
To login they simply go to:
How can you find out more?
If you would like to learn more about how we teach reading, please have a look at our phonics and reading policies to find out more. Remember you can also make an appointment to discuss any aspect of the English with Rosie Higson and Phonics with Emma Hogan.
Reading at Home
We hope that you already share books with your children at home and that this is already part of your daily routine. However, if you need help including reading into your busy lives, these top tips for reading from the National ‘Read On, Get On’ campaign might be useful.
Top Tips Document
Because reading is so important to your child’s education, every pupil is given a new reading record and asked to read at home at least 3 times a week. This is an expectation for every child and we would greatly appreciate your support with this.
Children can, of course, read more than 3 times a week and they can read any text that is suitable including books from school, books from home, newspapers and magazines, etc.
Every child who does read at home at least 3 times a week, is rewarded with a sticker on the chart in their classroom. If they read at least 3 times a week every week for a term they will receive a certificate and a badge.
Bronze badge – reads three times a week for one term
Silver badge- reads three times a week for two terms
Gold badge – reads three times a week for three terms. Children also receive a book to take home.