Reading at Corpus Christi
Read Write Inc.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is the Whole School phonics programme used at Corpus Christi. The programme has a focus on decoding to get all children to read and write quickly. Children learn the 44 common sounds and how to sound-blend over a short period of time alongside letter formation and spelling.
The children read books that contain sounds that they can easily blend and these are followed up with writing activities that help build the links between reading, writing, spelling and grammar.
Children are assessed to find their right reading level and are grouped with children from all classes who have a similar ability. Partner work is a key element of Read Write Inc. and children are encouraged to talk about what they read and learn from their books and writing.
For more information please see the Parents Information Pack available below. This pack was made by Ruth Miskin Training company, the writers of Read Write Inc. Phonics.
Oxford Reading Tree and Treetops Series
Oxford Reading Tree is used in all classes with Year 5 and 6 using the Treetops series of books.
Oxford Reading Tree is a stage based reading programme that gives children the opportunity to read and enjoy books and improve their comprehension skills.
The Treetops carries on this pattern of reading for pleasure and interesting stories. It covers a wide range of text types and includes classics and modern tales.
For more information about the Oxford Reading Tree please download the Parents Guide by clicking the link below.
At Corpus Christi we use Project X as our Guided Reading resource. It includes 392 motivating and engaging books, from Reception to Year 6. It addresses key curriculum issues, including Guided Reading, Phonics, comprehension, communication skills, early intervention and reading for writing.