Home/School Reading Scheme
At St Peter’s we operate a home/school reading scheme. This means your child will bring home library and reading books regularly. We would hope that you share the books with your child. There is a reading record book for you to comment on how your child is reading. Parents are asked to sign nightly to confirm their child has read their given books.
Our school Library has recently been refurbished!
A range of books are available to pupils in the school library and a selections of books are available in each class’ book corner.
The pupils have access to a wide range of books.
We have a yearly visit from a book fayre in which both parents and pupils can buy the latest books.
At St Peter’s we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
Information about Phonics Screening can be found below for Year 1 parents.