Reading at Brisbane Park Infant School
Reading at Brisbane Park is a high priority (Ofsted, Dec 2018)
We believe in developing a love of reading through a variety of ways.
At Brisbane Park Infant School we believe that reading is a valuable and rewarding experience, mastering this skill will enable children to access the whole curriculum with enjoyment.
We believe the following are fundamental in developing children’s love and ability to read for pleasure.
All staff will act as positive role models for children by sharing their pleasure for stories and different texts across the many areas of the curriculum.
Our Phonics scheme ensures we teach children the early skills in a systematic way which develops their early reading and writing skills. We follow the Bug Club scheme for Phonics. Teachers adapt their phonics teaching to meet the needs of their classes.
Reading will be part of the wider curriculum with teachers choosing quality texts both fiction and non fiction to enhance and develop the topics they are covering.
We teach Power of Reading each week, this gives the children the opportunity to explore many books by the same author as we have an author focus each half term, through these sessions children can explore the texts and develop their enjoyment for different story types.
Our school library is well resourced and appealing to children, each class has a weekly allocated time slot to use the library.
We use Pearson reading books as our reading scheme books, which link with our phonics scheme, we use a variety of different texts from this reading scheme to allow children to practice their phonics and early reading skills.
In addition to taking reading scheme books home children also take home a book to share.