Reading in EYFS and KS1

We begin teaching your child to read the moment they step through our doors! We believe that getting children to read early and quickly gives them the very best start on their learning journey. 
At St Agnes Academy we teach reading and promote a love of reading in EYFS and KS1 through:
A rigorous daily approach to teaching phonics through Read Write Inc
Storybooks and Book Bag Books closely matched to the sounds children know to ensure early success
Daily story time for enjoyment and to develop Book Talk
Teaching of rhymes and oral story telling to develop language and vocabulary
Working closely with parents through reading workshops, home readers (RWI) and sharing books
Read Write Inc
We teach your child to read from their first day at school using a scheme called Read Write Inc. Children are taught daily phonics and how to blend sounds to read words. To find out more, please click on the image below.
Home Reading
Your child will bring home a black and white version of the storybook they are reading at school. This is to help them build speed, accuracy and fluency. They will also bring home a Book Bag Book which is linked to the storybook. Children need to reread texts often in order to become fluent readers who can comprehend and enjoy what they read. Your child will also bring home a 'Sharing Book' for you to read to your child so that they are also enjoying high quality children's books. 
Consolidate classroom learning
Book Bag Books
Read aloud to practise fluency and expression
Sharing Books
Cuddle up and share a story. Talk, Laugh, Cry
Reading Challenge
Why not try our reading challenge? Click on the book covers below to find out the top 50 reads for your year group.
Year 1
Year 2
Accelerated Reader
When children have successfully completed the Read Write Inc programme, they choose books from our Accelerated Reader scheme. This scheme is made up of 'real' books and are again closely matched to the child's reading ability. When a child has finished reading the book, they take a simple online quiz to check for comprehension. 
Click below to find out about the best and most current books for children.