Literacy


At St Peter's we read to succeed. We have a strong focus on reading and we encourage all children to read for enjoyment. We are fortunate to have a wide variety of books available that cater to all children's learning needs. We follow the power of reading scheme of work for our Literacy lessons which encourages the children to explore language in books and have a deeper understanding of the authors intentions. 

 

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.

Library

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.

Phonics

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.

Phonics

Phonics screening booklet          Updated: 18/02/2016     (1.05 MB)
Parents meeting          Updated: 18/02/2016     (511 KB)

Pupil Librarians 

We provide the opportunity for pupils to become a librarian. They help with the everyday running of the Library.

Reading Mornings

We invite parents to come in to read with their children on a regular basis. We also provide extra reading opportunities for children in Year 6. Children are invited to read before school 3 mornings a week and will have the opportunity to read high quality books like the hobbit.