Reading

At Cabot we believe that active encouragement of reading for pleasure is a core part of every child's educational entitlement, because we know that extensive reading and exposure to a wide range of texts make a huge contribution to students' educational achievement.

We believe that children deserve a rich curriculum that encourages extensive reading of whole books and other kinds of texts. Cabot Primary School is an Every Child a Reader school which means that we
aspire to the highest levels of literacy for all children.

Cabot Collection

The Cabot Collection is a selection of the 'best, most amazing books ever' and we are very proud of it!  The whole school community contributed and Miss Davies read a lot of books to make the final selection.  The books chosen are a diverse range of some of the best children's literature, old and new, which will act as a springboard for discovering new authors, illustrators and interests.   We aim for every child to read or listen to all the books.  (Thanks to Ashley Booth for the format)

Cabot Classics Reception-Year 1-Year2

Cabot Collection - Year 2

Cabot Collection - Year 3

Cabot Collection - Year 4

Cabot Collection - Year 5

Cabot Collection Year 6

Useful Information

Excellent advice and activities for families http://www.lovemybooks.co.uk/

Stories from around the world (some of which we use in school) http://worldstories.org.uk/

Free audiobooks for children https://www.storynory.com/

Advice for parents/carers of children aged 0-5 https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#3

Free phonics games https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

We use meetings and videos to demonstrate how we teach reading, and how parents/carers can support their child to read and foster enjoyment.

Children who receive Pupil Premium in Reception receive two free high quality books with activities and guidance on how the books can be enjoyed and used to support learning.

Throughout the year parents are invited in to class storytimes to experience fluent reading and participate in the experience.

 

Reading volunteers from National Friendly ( https://nationalfriendly.co.uk/ ) and from the community work with pupils to increase 'reading mileage'. They read with children who don't get the opportunity to read as much as they would like with an adult at home. National Friendly work closely with the school to provide a broad range of opportunities for pupils.

We promote and celebrate the annual public library Summer Reading Challenge. We take Reception and Year 1 on a trip to our local St Paul's library to familiarise parents/carers with the services on offer and encourage continued reading over the Summer holiday. We encourage everyone to join and use Bristol libraries.

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/libraries-archives/join-the-library

During Book Week we take all our classes to our local bookshop Foyles ( https://www.foyles.co.uk/ ) to ensure all children benefit from their World Book day token.

At Cabot Primary School, phonics is taught in phases mapped out on our overview, following the Letters and Sounds programme alongside other relevant objectives from the National Curriculum. Pupils are systematically taught the phonemes (sounds), how to blend the sounds all through the word for reading, and how to segment the sounds in order to write words.

 

Remote learning at Cabot Primary

The Prime Minister has asked that schools close to most pupils from 5th January 2021. This means we need to provide remote learning for your child. We know how hard this can be and will be doing all we can to support you and your children.

Please encourage your child to use the online resources we are providing. Your child’s teacher will call you and your child regularly to see how you are and see if you need help. If you are unable to access online learning because you don’t have suitable devices or internet connection, please let us know. We have a small number of devices in school available.

We have a limited number of spaces in school for face to face teaching. These are for key workers and vulnerable children. If you are a key worker and need provision for your child to enable you to go to work, please contact the school. We are trying to offer as much face to face teaching as possible for children who are unable to access remote learning successfully at home. To enable us to help as many children as we can as safely as possible, these places will need to be part time.

Reception and Key Stage 1

Children in Reception and KS1 will be taught remotely using Seasaw, we have found this to be a more accessible platform for our younger children. Children are expected to complete 3 hours of learning daily; this will include online learning and tasks that can be completed without a device. Teachers will set daily lessons in reading, writing, maths and phonics as well as another curriculum area. The lessons provided will include: videos recorded by the class teacher, videos from other agencies such as BBC or Oak Academy and tasks that can be completed on Seasaw.

Key Stage 2

Children in KS2 will be taught remotely using Google Classroom. Children are expected to complete at least 4 hours of learning daily; this will include online learning and tasks that can be completed without a device. Teachers will set daily lessons in reading, writing, maths and spelling as well as another curriculum area. The lessons provided will include: videos recorded by the class teacher, live lessons in Google Meet, videos from other agencies such as BBC or Oak Academy and tasks that can be completed on Google Classroom.