Reading at Park Road is taught mainly through systematic synthetic phonics which helps children learn to associate sounds with letters.  As children progress, more emphasis is then placed on teaching comprehension skills.

We use a range of reading materials and interactive computer games such as Phonicsplay in a fun and exciting way and plan from the 'Letters and Sounds' programme.

Guided reading takes place in all classes where teachers teach the skills of reading and then provide the opportunity for children to then practise them throughout the day and at home.

We do not have a specific reading scheme in KS1 but use a variety of fiction and non-fiction books from different publishers.

Home readers - children can choose from a variety of different kinds of books, which provide the opportunity to practise and apply reading and comprehensions skills taught at school.

In KS1, all home readers are Book Banded into colour groups so that children take the appropriate book home to ensure they are practising skills at their level.