We love reading at our school. We believe it is the core of children’s learning and well being.  At Holy Trinity CE Primary, reading is taught discreetly and applies every day across all subjects.

·         Guided Reading
·         Phonics
·         Literacy Lessons
·         Home reading books
·         Cross Curricular (All subjects)

Guided reading
We have daily Guided Reading sessions in all classes. We have a dedicated slot every day for Guided Reading, independent reading and post learning tasks.
We have lots of books to choose from within our Guided Reading schemes at Holy Trinity CE Primary, our core reading schemes are Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Rigby Rocket, however we have other schemes which enable children to read a variety of genres in a much wider context.

Reading for Pleasure
Reading for pleasure is also an important part of our school as this gives children an opportunity to experience the joy of reading. The children also have opportunities to visit the school library and take books out. Children enjoy this as it gives them an opportunity to read stories to each other and discuss their favourite authors.

Reading Buddies
We have ‘Reading Buddies’ lunchtime clubs. Year 6 and Year 4 children read with younger children and help them to apply all of the strategies they are learning to read unknown words by segmenting and blending.
The older children teach the younger children to talk about the text and the illustrations and ask questions to see if the younger children understand what they are reading. This helps to develop everyone’s reading confidence!

Library
Children visit the library regularly to choose books that they enjoy. There is a range of fantastic fiction and non-fiction books to choose from.
We have been focusing on developing the children’s knowledge of authors and creating a reading environment for all children to enjoy.

Reading across the Curriculum
We enjoy using our reading skills in every lesson and teachers provide opportunities for children to do so in all subjects.  In every class there is a book corner filled with books to support curriculum topics and for children to enjoy.

If you would like to know more about reading at Holy Trinity CE primary School, feel free to contact us and we will be able to give you more information.

Teaching Phonics – Letters and Sounds
At Holy Trinity CE Primary we use Letters and Sounds’ to teach Phonics.
We have a 25 minute daily phonics session where we learn about how to read and write using our phonic knowledge.
We play lots of different phonic games which help us understand how sounds make words and we use words to make sentences. We use the Interactive Whiteboard to play games and learn new phonemes and graphemes.