Reading & Phonics
At Discovery our children start on their reading journey by being exposed to a range of high quality texts and developing their love of books and literature through a range of exciting lessons. We firmly believe that reading is the key to learning and that all children should be able to enter the magical worlds that books open up to us.
Throughout the school we follow the Letters and Sounds programme for the teaching of phonics. The Letters and Sounds programme is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills. 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. We supplement this scheme through our staff using their Phonics expertise to incorporate multi sensory games into our lessons to make the teaching of Phonics fun, enjoyable and memorable for all children. Each taught Phonics session provides children with opportunities to revisit previous learning, be taught new skills, practise skills and apply what they have learned.