Main Street, Appleton Roebuck, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 7DN

01904 501906

Appleton Roebuck Primary School

The Appleton Roebuck Reading Strategy

Our strategy to develop confident readers.

The Appleton Roebuck Reading Pathway

A visual breakdown of our reading strategy.

Our Approach to Phonics

We use the Read, Write, Inc. approach to teaching daily phonics lessons for children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2.  Sometimes, children in Year 3 & Year 4 also participate in these session as a catch-up initiative.   This approach is taught alongside discrete teaching of spelling patterns and common exception words.  For more information about our approach to phonics, see our dedicated page here.

Our Reading Scheme

When children can blend (and ultimately, demonstrate the building blocks to being able to read), we introduce them to Accelerated Reader.  This usually occurs in Year 2, but can occur further down school if a child is ready.

Accelerated Reader matches a child's understanding of the text and their reading fluency to the right text, ensuring that all children are reading texts which support their reading progress at the right level. 

Together with the MyOn reading library, our children quickly foster a love for reading that stays with them long after their time at Appleton Roebuck.  Parents/carers can help this love of reading by reading widely and often with their children.