At Laddingford, we promote a love of reading through the texts we use in our English lessons, giving children regular opportunities to read on their own or to staff or helpers and through reading class books. We believe that phonics are the key to reading well and that reading proficiently is essential to enjoying reading and accessing progressively more interesting and challenging books. We use guided reading sessions to promote reading for pleasure and to make accurate observations of children's reading abilities through questioning. All English units are planned around texts and, wherever possible, work in the other areas of English - such as writing or grammar - is linked to these texts.
Laddingford St Mary's Church of England Primary School