Reading at Swimbridge
Whole Class Reading
One to One Reading
At Swimbridge School, this approach is used to support the development of decoding and skills for reading. Each child reads to an adult, who has received professional development training in the area of reading. This approach is used with all children for assessment purposes but most frequently with those who are requiring additional support with their reading.
Reading for Pleasure
All staff encourage the children in all year groups to read widely. Although our reading schemes provide an excellent resource, the rich language and images found in the brilliant picture books and chapter books by popular authors are essential reading for every child. These books can give your child an opportunity to stretch their reading, experience different text types, and enhance their reading immeasurably.
At Swimbridge School we recognise the importance of the time and effort parents put into reading to and with children in the home. To support this we ask that parents record all home reading and we encourage dialogue between parents and teachers through a reading record.