Here at Bozeat, we believe that it is important that the children read for pleasure as well as during their learning. Reading the books they enjoy not only increases their confidence and understanding of stories, but also their vocabulary.

Quality children's literature is a vast source of interesting vocabulary for children rivalled only by technical texts for adults. Books also allow access to places and situations where we may not or cannot go, as the author Neil Gaiman said "A book is a dream you hold in your hands."
Read Write Inc.

In September 2019 we introduced and implemented the phonics programme, 'Read Write Inc'.

This is a fun and interactive phonics scheme that with the help of 'Fred' the Frog, gets everyone reading quickly and confidently.

Take a look at the videos and documents below to learn more about RWI and phonics:

• What is Read Write Inc? - click here
• How to say the sounds - click here
• Ruth Miskin Parents' Page – click here
• Oxford Owl free eBook Library – click here

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

During the Summer term, every Year 1 child will take part in the Government Phonics Screening Check. This is a check which involves children reading 40 decodable words (words that they can 'Fred talk') using their phonic knowledge. The 40 words will include 20 'nonsense' words in order to ensure use of phonics as opposed to sight recognition of words.

This is a progress check to identify those children not at the expected level in their reading. The results will be reported to parents when you receive your child’s end of year reports. Children will be re-checked in Year 2 if they do not reach the expected level. Any child working below the level of the screening check, may be dis-applied, with the acknowledgment of the parent/carer.


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