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Reading and Phonics

Reading and Phonics at Merstone School

Reading is a complex skill with many components. At Merstone we focus on the importance of laying firm foundations in this crucial area of the curriculum and apply a consistent, whole school approach to the teaching of reading, encouraging children to use a variety of strategies in their pursuit of meaning and taking into account individual skills and needs.

Our aim is for all children to enjoy reading experiences at whatever level they are working at. For some children this will be to experience objects related to texts, stories and poems, others will develop the skills needed to be learners who read confidently and independently.