Reading and Phonics

Reading at The Green Way Academy

Here at The Green Way Academy we all firmly believe that reading is the key to opening the door to so many other areas of learning.  We aim, right from the very start of your child’s journey with us, to develop and foster a passion for books and a love of reading!

In EYFS and Key Stage 1 the children are taught how to read through a combination of daily phonic sessions (learning the sounds that letters and groups of letters make) and Guided Reading Sessions.

In Key Stage 2 the children continue to receive Guided Sessions and develop their reading strategies and reading comprehension through the Reciprocal Reading and high quality independent reading opportunities.

All children in school move through the ‘Progression in Text Reading’ (click link below) using a range of schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Floppy’s Phonics, PM Books and the Rigby Star Books.  We also have an online reading resource called ‘Bug Club’ which the children can use in school or at home.

Any child who is struggling with their reading is helped quickly and sometimes placed in an ‘intervention’.  This is a great way to address the pupils need and get them back on track.  We have a number of reading interventions in school including; LEXIA, Reading Recovery Type Programmes, Team X, Before and After School 1:1 Reading Support, Learning Team Support and Booster Groups.

We really value your support with reading and send the children home with reading books for them to practice.  It is also a brilliant opportunity for them to show you what they can do!

‘Reading for Pleasure’ is something which the school feels very passionately about and we encourage the children to be regular readers in a number of ways. 

The children have access to our wonderful School Library! 

The children also have their own reading area in their classroom – a book corner or a mini Library!

They take part in Reading Adventure Week and World Book Day, we invite authors in to school and we take part in competitions such as The James Reckitt Book Award.

The children also have a Reading Buddy and have access to a whole class novel which the children read together with their teacher.

If you have any questions about reading please come and see Mrs. Langdon our Reading 


Simon Bush,
9 Mar 2016, 09:20
Simon Bush,
20 Jun 2017, 08:18