At Warcop C of E Primary School we have a wide variety of reading books, we like to provide pupils with plenty of choice and engagement with books of different types. In Key Stage One all pupils will have a phonics book linked to our RWI (Read Write Inc.) phonics scheme. These will be changed on a weekly basis and each child will be heard reading by an adult at least once a week within school. The phonics stage book a pupil is focusing on is determined by our half termly phonics assessments. We encourage parents to read at home with their children, as we have a KS1 reading challenge. When pupils read to an adult or older pupil they will receive a sticker and once they have 40 stickers they can get a book from our school bookshop!
At the beginning of Key Stage Two many children will still have a staged reading book. Once they have completed the final stage, their suitability to be a ‘Free Reader’ will be assessed. Children who are ‘Free Readers’ are allowed to choose any suitable reading material of their own (often from the Library Van or the school library). Although children will make their own reading choices, staff will make sure their choices are a suitable challenge for their ability and age. In Key Stage Two children will be heard read at least once a week, during their guided reading session. If a child has been identified as need extra support with reading, they will be heard read on a more regular basis and will be encouraged to have a stage book. In KS2 children also have a school reading challenge, when they have read all 12 genres (as outlined in their school planners) they will receive a book token to spend in our school bookshop!