Here at Moorcroft Wood our aim is to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to follow an enriching curriculum by getting them reading early; learning to read, and then in turn reading to learn. We recognise the teaching of reading must be carefully planned to meet the needs of all of our children and the importance of taking a consistent, whole school approach to the teaching of reading.
1. Teaching of Early reading-Using a synthetic program to teach phonics. Here at Moorcroft we use Read, Write, Inc. (RWI)
2. Reading Mileage-At Moorcroft every attempt is made to ensure that our children gain ‘reading mileage.’ This means ensuring that the children have opportunities to read wherever possible, both within lessons and across the curriculum.
3. Skilled adults- At Moorcroft, much time has been invested into the training of teaching staff and support staff so that they are equipped and confident to deliver the teaching of reading. Teaching staff and learning support staff have been trained in higher level questioning through reading and reading fluency.
4. Appropriate level texts/written materials (Aiming for 90% and above accuracy)- We carefully select texts and written materials so that they carefully match children’s proficiency to ensure they are reading at 90% accuracy.
Reading at home and daily practice is vital in helping to improve your child's future reading and learning. At Moorcroft, we know how important it is for teachers and parents to work together to give your child the best start.
Reading together at home is one of the easiest but most important ways in which you can help your child. As you share books you are helping improve your child’s reading skills and also showing them how important and enjoyable reading is.
The more a child reads, the more quickly they will develop as readers. It is often recommended that beginning readers spend 15 or 20 minutes reading each day (in addition to the reading they do at school). However, the amount of reading a child does is most important, not the amount of time they spend doing it.
We have put together some parent guides to help support your child with their reading at home.
We will also be sending these home,so please look out for these in your child's book bag.
*Remember our expectations are that a child should read at least 4 times a week. This forms part of our home/school agreement.
Thank you for your continued support.
Some exciting News!!! Our school have recently signed up to an online reading scheme called Bug Club. It is available for all children in Nursery- Year 6.
Below you will find key information about the scheme and how you can get involved with supporting your child with their reading. We hope that you and your child will love these books and enjoy reading them at home.
Bug Club is a finely levelled reading scheme, which ensures that all children can find books at exactly the right level for them.
Bug Club is an e-book reading scheme that your child will use for independent reading at home throughout the week. Each child has a unique homepage and can log into it by following these steps:
We allocate books to your child according to their reading levels. These books will appear in the ‘My Stuff’ area of their personal homepages. There are quiz questions for your child to complete. By answering these questions, your child will earn ‘ActiveLearn Coins’. By reading more books, your child will earn enough coins to ‘buy’ a reward in one of the many reward schemes.
We hope your child enjoys reading on Bug Club!
Should you have any further questions, please contact your child's class teacher. Thank you.