Reading

Children begin their reading journey in Nursery and take home books to read each week to share with their family.

Also in Nursery, parents and carers are invited into school for a phonics workshop.

As children begin in Reception, the children are involved in phonics and reading straight away. We discuss reading and its value with parents/ carers at the home visits. Children take home reading books with or without words.

When the children has settled in, we invite parents/carers for a reading and phonics presentation, leading to parents/carers being invited into school at 8.30am to read together.

Here at Westlea, we use a range of reading schemes to broaden children’s understanding, interest and enjoyment of reading.

Within school, children are encouraged to discuss and evaluate a wide range of texts and are given opportunities to do this independently, with peers and with staff. The children use learning ladders to track their own achievement and generate their own next steps to become confident and skilled readers with the support of staff.

Reading continues to be valued as children move through school and the library is used within all classes where different authors are celebrated.  At Westlea, we also foster an enjoyment of reading and celebrate World Book day.

When children leave Westlea for the next part of their journey, Year 6 children are presented with a selected favourite text.

Contact the School

Upton Westlea Primary School

Weston Grove
Upton by Chester
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 1QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Kath Carruthers

Tel: 01244 981215
Fax: 01244 380081
head@uptonwestlea.cheshire.sch.uk

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