How Do We Promote Reading?
How Do We Promote Reading at Kings Meadow Primary School In EYFS?
The teaching of reading is a top priority at our school.
Here at Kings Meadow we ensure that we;
- Foster a love of reading and sharing stories, poems and rhymes to develop vocabulary and comprehension.
- Have a secure, systematic, synthetic phonics programme taught from the beginning of reception.
- Create opportunities for children to read and reread books that match the phonics stage taught.
- Effective use of assessment to quickly identify children who need targeted support.
In Nursery and Reception, you will see
- Baskets of books around the classroom linked to the children’s interests or the topics you are teaching.
- Carefully chosen books to read to the class. We ensure they have an excellent ‘reading diet’ over the year including a variety of stories, non-fiction books, poems and rhymes.
- We use a variety of questioning techniques to develop children’s comprehension skills. We encourage the children to ask questions about books, clarify what different words mean, summarise what they have heard or read and predict what might happen.
- We have weekly story sacks for the children to use in their play. They include the book and some small world toys to act out the story, sequencing picture cards.
- We have beautiful story areas where children can relax and enjoy a good book.
- We have 'open house' story sessions where parents can join their child and listen to a story.
- Storytimes are special. Staff demonstrate how much we love reading too.
- We make time for children with additional needs or gaps in their vocabulary to listen to the story in a small group first.
- We have a voting station for the storytime book so that children are making choices about the book they would like to share. Parents can be involved with this on entry.
- We ensure that the books children are reading link independently to the phonic stage taught.
- We assign pairs of children as reading buddies. The children even read to teddies or toys!