Reading at Milton Park Primary School
At Milton Park Primary School we want our pupils to develop a love of reading that will be a lifelong pleasure for them. Research suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
There are two main aspects to learning to read:
So, at Milton Park Primary School we have a team of staff who ensure that children’s reading skills are developed to their maximum, alongside a range of opportunities to read .
We are always looking for ways to encourage the children’s love of reading.
Every child working within the Letters and Sounds phonic phases has a high quality daily15-20 minute, interactive phonics session
We use Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme and PM books as our core scheme.
Better Reading Partners
Toe by Toe
Prioritising boys for reading intervention support (as they generally achieve less well than girls in reading)
Phonics workshops– parents from Reception learn activities they can use with their child at home to practise their phonics skills.
Purchasing reading resources other than books (eg comics and magazines) to attract less able boy readers, including Kindle trial in Y6
Purchasing new texts to extend and interest more able readers