Reading at Cranham School

Reading is an essential skill. We support all our children in developing the key skills to read successful whilst aiming to give them a life long love of reading.

Reading is initially introdcued through synthetic phonics.  With synthetic phonics children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter l sounds like llllll when we say it. Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesising) the sounds together to make a word.

 As a school we use Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds  to support children in this vital first stage. At the end of the year 1, the children will complete the phonics screening check and results of this will be included in their end of year reports.

Please click on the link below to view our powerpoint presentation with additional information on how children are taught to read as they progress through the school and what you can do to help.

Reading Presentation