How do we check that pupils' reading books match the sounds that they can read?

 
4. How  do we check that pupils' reading books match the sounds that they can read?
 
 
  • All teachers carefully select the children's books, ensuring that they are matched to their 'Letters and Sound' phase. The Curriculum lead for English also checks these regularly. We monitor closely the books chosen by our 'free readers' to ensure that these provide our children with sufficient challenge whilst at the same time enabling them to use their phonic knowledge to decode words. 
  • We are currently reviewing our school's reading scheme and purchasing fully decodeable books for our EYFS and Key Stage One classes, as well as books for our children in Key Stage 2 who are still working within the phonics phases. This will ensure that children achieve success in their reading by decoding words that contain sounds they have previously been taught and won't learn words from sight without being underpinned by sounds they know.
  • Children re-read books to build fluency.
  • Our recent Parent workshop focused on helping parents understand how to support their children with reading, as well as the phonics sounds and terminology the children will be using at home.