At Kings Road we teach phonics following the DFE 'Letters and Sounds' principles which concentrate on activities to promote speaking and listening skills, phonological awareness and oral blending. This supports children with word reading skills and spelling. We also use materials from the 'Jolly Phonics' scheme to supplement teaching.
KS1 Reading scheme
Phonetically decodable books
Reading scheme books
How was the Royal Readathon money spent?
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Royal Readathon Success!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that £991.45 was raised during our first ever sponsored Royal Readathon. This is such an achievement and my heartfelt thanks goes to each and every child who managed to complete the sponsored reading challenge and raise money for an exciting reading for pleasure project. A massive thank you must also go to all our families who supported and sponsored the children. Every penny will be spent on new, exciting, high quality books for our children to enjoy from September. Well done.
'Take One Book' 2020 title revealed!
Next week the entire school will base their learning on the incredible story of ‘Greta and The Giants’ by Zoe Tucker. The author tells the inspiring tale of a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest that is threatened by giants. It is based on the story of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Greta Thunberg. It deals with the issue of climate change in a very eloquent, and child friendly way. We can't wait to explore this book!
The Book Fair is coming!
The Scholastic Book Fair is back! It will run from Monday 2nd March after school until Friday 6th. The before school book fair will run from 8:30am each morning and after school from 3:15pm. There will be hundreds of beautiful books to choose from. All the children will be given their £1 voucher which, can either be used off the price of a book or can be taken to a local bookshop, who will be stocking 15 titles that can be exchanged for the voucher. We really do value your support with this event which helps raise money for books in school! Here is just a small selection of books that the school were given as a result of the last book fair.
‘Royal Readathon’ launched!
This year we have launched the 'Royal Readathon' to try and encourage reading for pleasure at home. Every penny raised from this sponsored event will be spent on buying the latest, quality books for the children to enjoy across the school. We hope that children will enjoy this challenge and get stuck in! We really want to develop the love of reading we have in school to a passion for reading at home. The deadline for all sponsorship is Friday 6th March 2020.
Kings Road scoop prestigious 'Reading for Pleasure' award!
Every year during World Book Day week, Kings Road launch a week long celebration of reading and writing with a project called 'Take One Book'. The whole school base their entire learning around one carefully selected, exciting book.
Last March we chose ‘Zeraffa Giraffa’ by Dianne Hofmeyr which tells the astonishing, true story of a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1827. The epic 2000 mile journey took two and a half years. Each year group chooses a different writing genre and produces a 'Royal Write' based on issues/ideas from the book. These are then displayed throughout the school along with artwork that has been created during the week long project.
Dianne was delighted we had selected her book and sent us a video message all the way from Africa where she was visiting. Following the project Dianne nominated us for ‘Society of Authors CWIG Reading for Pleasure Award’ after being 'so inspired' by the school's commitment for reading for pleasure. Below are a collection of pictures from the event.