With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts
Here at Totternhoe, we believe that it is important that the children read for pleasure as well as during their learning. Reading the books they enjoy not only increases their confidence and understanding of stories, but also their vocabulary . Quality children's literature is a vast source of interesting vocabulary for children rivaled only by technical texts for adults. Books also allow access to places and situations where we may not or cannot go, as the author Neil Gaiman said "A book is a dream you hold in your hands."
In September 2015 we introduced the phonics programme, Read Write Inc, to the children. This is a fun and interactive phonics scheme that with the help of 'Fred' the Frog, gets everyone reading quickly and confidently.
Take a look at the videos and documents below to learn more about RWI and phonics.
You can find out more about the check by clicking here.
Click the links below to access past papers and practise at home.
If children in Key Stage 2 experience difficulty in reading and/or writing because they have missed or misunderstood a crucial phase of systematic phonics teaching, additional resources can and will be used to support them, such as intervention groups like precision teaching or the Fresh Start programme.