Reading at Beacon View
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
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
To login they simply go
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 area of the curriculum with the
Deputy Headteacher, Mrs R Mitchell.
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 child is given a new reading record each academic year and asked to read at home at least 3 times a week. This is an expectation of the school and we would greatly appreciate your support with this. The 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 stamp in their reading passport and as soon as they have collected 20 stamps, they win a prize!
So that everyone at school understands and commits to our passion for reading, we do ask all parents, children and staff to sign our ‘Reading Pledge’. This is an agreement between you, your child and us to show just how seriously we take our commitment to reading.