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Reception






Our Topic this term is 'Marbles to Minions'

During the term, the children will be exploring a range of toys, old and new and discussing similarities and differences between the toys they play with and the toys their grandparents played with.



Phonics 
In Reception we learn our phonics using Read, Write Inc. 
The children progress through the programme learning the sounds and letter formations. The chidlren then begin to use their sounds to read and write simple CVC words. 



Read Write Inc Sounds
Set 1
  m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u,
b, f, e, l, h, sh, r, j, v, y, w, th, z, ch, qu, x, ng, nk,
Set 2
ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, ar, or, air, ir, ou, oy,

Reading at Whoberley Hall

At Whoberley, our main aim is to foster a life-long enjoyment of reading and enable every child to read confidently and fluently, showing a thorough understanding of a wide range of texts.

Children are given a variety of reading opportunities at school.  This includes the teaching of phonics through Read Write Inc or Get Spelling for older children, guided reading sessions where children read in groups and 1:1 reading.  Children have a book that they can take home and record their reading in their diary.

All of our fiction books and some non-fictions books are grouped using book bands and these range from books suitable for Reception age children, all the way through to Year 6.  Book bands were created by the Institute of Education and are based on clear and steady progression of reading skills.  It combines all reading schemes (such as The Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Tree Tops) and library books so that no matter what book your child chooses to read, it will be pitched at the appropriate level for their reading skill.  This means that children no longer have to read all of the books in the Oxford Reading Tree and can instead choose any book that lies within their ‘band’.  Therefore, children will have a much broader choice of books to read and in turn gain more experience of reading a wider range of genres. 

Teachers and Teaching Assistants regularly assess children’s reading through questioning during guided reading sessions (in groups), Read Write Inc (phonics sessions) and 1:1 reading.  We question children against key objectives for EYFS, Key Stage and Key Stage 2 and the level of questioning will depend on your child’s ability and understanding of the text.





If you have any queries about Reception or Whoberley Hall in general, we hope you will find the answer in one of our guides below.                  
                  Book for new Reception Class
 
                    Parent Guide to Reception

 
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