At Streatham Wells, we believe literacy is the key to open all doors. Literacy skills are fundamental to a child’s progress in school and have an impact on their successes in later life. The interlinked skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing overflow into every aspect of school life and are used in every curriculum subject. We firmly believe that every child can achieve their potential and make progress in literacy, regardless of any barriers to learning that they may have.
We provide a range of high-quality, diverse texts to inspire a love of reading. From classics to graphic novels to non-fiction texts, we use beautiful books as a door to open new worlds.
We follow the Read Write Inc programme to teach phonics and reading. Read Write Inc starts in Nursery where children learn the Set 1 Speed Sounds. The Read Write Inc learning journey then continues into Reception and Key Stage 1. Children are assessed at the end of each half term, are grouped accordingly and progress through the programme providing suitable challenges for their assessed phonics level.
For more information on the Read Write Inc programme and how to support your child at home, click here.
Phonics Screening Check
In Key Stage 1 children are assessed at the end of Year 1 using a Government Statutory Assessment Tool known as the Phonics Screening Check. This screening check confirms whether the child has learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard and will identify sounds needing further consolidation in Year 2. For more information on the Phonics Screening check and for suggestions on how to support your child at home please click here.
We pride ourselves on our wonderful school library space, and classroom libraries too. We have books which represent all people within our school community and our wider community. We have books which both feature characters and are written by people from a range of ethnicities, heritages, neuro and physical diversities, LGBTQ-inclusive families and a wealth of different family make-ups and also different languages. Here are some of the wonderful books from our taught curriculum and in our school reading spaces.