At Cross Gates, we are committed to supporting children to become fluent readers quickly. We recognise that reading is a gateway to learning and being able to read enables access to the wider curriculum.
‘So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: they begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.’
We have invested in a new whole school reading scheme called ‘Big Cat’ and a new Phonics Programme called Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. They are both highly recognised schemes that support children to learn to read and develop a love of reading.
Parent Reading Workshop:
It was wonderful to welcome lots of families to our Phonics and Early Reading workshop. The slides from the workshop can be found below. If you have any questions or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Harrison or your child's class teacher.