At Holy Trinity we aim to develop a love of books, as well as the ability to use books for a wide range of purposes. Parents are encouraged to support their child’s reading development by sharing reading time on a daily basis. Guided Reading occurs daily outside the Literacy session.
Class libraries are used to widen the children’s reading repertoire. All pupils are encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction in order to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum.
The DFES document Letters and Sounds is used to plan a discrete phonics lesson in Reception, Key Stage 1 and is used with some intervention groups as appropriate in Key Stage 2. The Letters and Sounds programme enables children to develop fluent word reading skills and have a good foundation in spelling and letter writing.