Southborough C of E Primary School


At Southborough we believe reading is an essential skill that should be taught and enjoyed by all! Our children begin this journey by learning to read and write using Read Write Inc, a robust phonics programme. Children make good progress using this programme and develop into confident readers who can decode and understand what they are reading. The following link will take you to the RWInc web site where there is useful information for parents including a support resource on how to pronounce the phonic sounds. 



Children are also introduced to a range of high quality texts through our whole-class, core-text approach to teaching reading. Each term classes explore a core text used to develop reading and writing skills. These are designed to inspire a love of reading and writing for all children through motivational hooks and hands on teaching approaches. These may include drama activities, taking on the role of a character or visits to our outdoor area. This in turn inspires adventurous vocabulary and translates into high quality                                                                                   literacy.  


Emphasis is also placed on our children learning to develop confident communication skills across a range of genres and using a variety of media. We aim to develop good speakers and listeners, as well as engaged writers and readers, who enjoy conveying their ideas to others and entering the wonderful world of books.