- To develop the underlying attention and listening skills vital for reading
(Progression: - phonological awareness, decoding, grammar & punctuation)
- To develop an understanding that symbols and written words have a permanent meaning
- To decode symbols and or words for functional use within their daily lives
- To ensure that all pupils will have the opportunity to develop their phonological awareness and phonic skills or overcome barriers with individualised reading approaches where needed
- To apply phonic knowledge to decode words, where this is successful continue until this is embedded automatically
- To develop a growing bank of sight words/ high frequency words/common exception words/tricky words
- To understand the effects of punctuation and grammar to interpret meaning, fluency and expression when reading.
- To show comprehension of signs, symbols, differentiated sentences/stories that they have shared or read through retelling/role play, information retrieval, inference and prediction.
- To link reading themes to own experiences and share with others
Enjoyment in reading
- To develop pleasure in reading a range of text including stories, non fiction, poems and rhymes.
- To enjoy sharing pictures, symbols and books with adults and peers
- To see purpose and develop motivation in reading to interpret labels, signs, and instructions as an everyday life skill