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Phonics and Reading

Success in READING has a direct impact upon progress in all other areas of the curriculum. It is crucial in developing children’s self -confidence and motivation.


We want every child to become confident, enthusiastic and self-reflective readers. For the teaching of early reading to be successful, it needs a balanced and creative approach in a context of rich oral language development. This should include the systematic teaching of phonics, as well as focus on application, exploring comprehension and meaning, and reading enjoyment.


Oracy is key to developing reading and writing skills and a focus on drama at Peel Brow provides a vehicle for developing speaking skills throughout school.


We want children to read for pleasure: motivation to read is a crucial component of a teacher's job and teachers at Peel Brow seek to nurture a love of reading in children. Teachers are enthusiastic about books and reading, inspiring children to read. This is vital in helping us to achieve our high standards.


We believe it is important to immerse children in a rich reading environment which we achieve through our ‘text-based curriculum’ which places books at the HEART of what we teach.

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