Early Reading at Stoneydelph
At Stoneydelph, we want to give our children the best start by establishing secure foundations in reading. We want our children to be confident, fluent readers who have a lifelong love of reading for pleasure. We support our children to not only draw upon their skills, but also develop their imagination through a wide range of genres.
Stoneydelph Primary School uses the scheme 'Read Write Inc' to teach pupils phonics and reading skills.
Miss Fox leads 'Read Write Inc' in our school. She runs a workshop in the Autumn Term for Reception parents to explain how phonics is taught in school - so that you understand what your children mean when they talk about 'Fred Fingers' for example! If you have been unable to attend the workshop or would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact Miss Fox.

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Your child will bring a book home to read that is changed each week. This book is linked to the text used in class that week. Reading this book regularly with help  build up confidence and fluency with their reading.
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We teach your children to read by teaching them 'pure sounds'. Click on the video above to learn  what a pure sound is.
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Towards the end of Year 1, your child will take part in the Phonics Screening Check to assess their phonic knowledge. Your child will make their way down a list of real and nonsense (alien) words. Click on the video above for more information.
Early Years and Key Stage 1 visit our fantastic library weekly where they enjoy story times and choosing their own books to take home.