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Reading and Phonics at Hope School


At Hope School we aim for all our children to become fluent, confident readers. We understand the importance of developing a love of reading and the impact it can have on a child as a lifelong learner.  With the help of the Read Write Inc phonics programme we aim to put the teaching of reading at the heart of our school ensuring every child learns to read regardless of age, background or need.


We can achieve this together through:

•         Read Write Inc, a phonics program to help teach your child to read at school

•         Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school

•         Giving children access to a wide range of books to read at school and at home


Read Write Inc is a phonics programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.  Children are regularly assessed and have daily phonics lessons in groups based on their ability.  These groups can work at a pace and level that ensures your child experiences success in every lesson, growing in confidence and ability.  Children also take home up to three reading books each week linked to what they have been learning in class.


Mrs Haralambous is our Read Write Inc lead teacher, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact school who can refer you to her.


Once children have developed their reading skills, they then move into comprehension groups where they read a diverse collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  They increase their familiarity with a wide range of books, identify and discuss themes and make comparisons within and across books.  These children have become ‘free readers’ as they have developed the skills needed to read a wide range of books independently.  ‘Free readers’ have access to our wide collection of age-appropriate children’s books to further foster their life-long habit of reading for pleasure.


Pupils are required to bring their reading books in to school everyday.


Pupils books will be exchanged on a Thursday for the next book in their reading scheme.