Our Reading Vision
A Park Hill reader has a life-long love of reading and books, and it is our aim to ensure that children can read for pleasure at a high standard. Every child is taught a range of strategies to become a resilient and independent reader as well as being given opportunities to have their worlds expanded by the joy and wonder of reading through being immersed in rich reading environments.
Our Love for Reading Vision
At Park Hill we aim for teachers and pupils to become lifelong readers, love reading in our own individual ways and understand how reading is beneficial to all learning. Our vision is for all children to read or be read to in class, at home, for pleasure and for knowledge while also learning how to respect books and all that they stand for.
Reading at Park Hill
At Park Hill we follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme.
Children are assessed every 6 - 8 weeks by our reading lead and work in small groups at the right level. Children who need additional phonics support may have extra intervention on a one to one basis.
All children are sent home with a phonetically decodable home reading book that matches the phonics level they are working at.
At Park Hill we also use the Read Write Inc Fresh Start programme for any child still requiring phonics support in Key Stage Two. Children work in small intervention groups on a daily basis where they receive ongoing phonics support along with fluency practise and the teaching of comprehension skills.
Children in Fresh Start groups are sent home 'anthologies' as their home reading texts. The texts are age appropriate to support engagement for reading but support their current reading level.
At Park Hill our Key Stage 2 children are taught via the VIPERS method.
VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts.
Throughout the week, children use a key text to focus on each strand of VIPERS.