At Dunham children begin to enjoy reading from the very start of their journey with us by sharing enjoyment in hearing and talking about stories. In EYFS, Year 1 and 2 their ability to read is developed through our new phonetically based Rhino Readers which match the daily phonics learning in class. This gives children the ability to independently read books matched to their level providing success in reading. Then they also have a book which is a reading for pleasure book to share with family members as these can be read together or by the adult.
As children progress through the school, there are daily Active Reading sessions which specifically target different skills in reading such as inference or extending vocabulary. Our English curriculum is based around a carefully selected range of books to provide opportunities for children to read a wider more exciting range of books.
There is also a school library where children are able to go and read books they are interested in.
Please click on the document below to see our Reading Progression document.