Whilst children’s reading and writing skills are fundamentally different, the two are naturally intertwined. It is little surprise that the best readers are often the most imaginative, innovative and skilled writers.

At Sandgate, we focus on developing life-long reading through encouraging and celebrating a reading culture, supported by Accelerated Reader. We supplement this with explicit teaching of word reading through our phonics programme and through explicit teaching of what it takes to be a ‘good’ comprehender.

The Reading Poster forms the basis of our comprehension teaching through teaching children explicit strategies for comprehension through a range of activities and role modelling.

Miss fox reading