|How we teach reading
Throughout the year, children from nursery often visit IQRA to partake in reading for pleasure visits. Once at Iqra, we start by building on the synthetic phonics taught at nursery, by teaching phonics in Reception using the highly successful ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics programme. In this programme, children learn how to read the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down. This is essential for reading, but it also helps children to spell.
For more information on the ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics programme follow this link:
Once children can blend sounds together to read words, they practice reading books that match the phonics and the ‘tricky words’ they know.
In the summer term, we do a phonics check of all the Year 1 children. We will let you know how well your child has done.
How long will it take to learn to read well?
Every child is different and children will learn to read at different speeds. By the end of year 2, most children will be able to read aloud books that are at the right level for his or her age. In Year 3, and beyond, we concentrate more on helping children develop key skills of understanding what they are reading. For example, to predict or evaluate.
At all stages in a child’s reading development at Iqra teachers regularly read and model to the children.