Tyndale Community School believes strongly in the power of reading and we aim to foster that love of reading from an early age. Our children are exposed to a range of high quality texts throughout their education and are encouraged to explore a range of genres from the very start.
We use a decodable reading scheme called Oxford Reading Tree throughout the school, which supports the teaching of our Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Each child has the opportunity to read independently a range of books from the scheme and we build on their understanding and comprehension through daily Guided Reading sessions with their teacher.
We value learning outside of school and so every child is provided with a suitable reading book from our scheme to take home and enjoy each night. This book will be specific to their reading level and is paired with their own personal Reading Record to share the parts of the books they found interesting or tricky. The class teacher signs each record daily to help each child communicate their opinions on the book and ensure it is suitably challenging.
Alongside the daily reading, we celebrate reading throughout the year by encouraging a variety of learning initiatives to take place such as World Book Day and a themed Literacy Week. Sixth Form volunteers from Magdalen College School visit us weekly, to read with children across the school and provide aspirational role models to share the love of reading.