Reading and Phonics
At Oasis Temple Primary, we believe that reading opens doors for children.
Our aim is twofold: first, we make sure that all children are fluent and competent decoders of text and, secondly, we give them all of the necessary tools to unlock meaning in what they read.
We role-model reading, bring high-quality, stimulating and relevant literature to life and to weave reading into all areas of the curriculum so that vocabulary can be acquired and embedded in context; children see reading as a pleasurable, purposeful and useful activity and ultimately become life- long readers.
Oasis Academy Temple uses Engage Literacy, PM Books and Cambridge Reading Adventure books as its reading scheme, but we aim to ensure that our children have full access to a range of text styles and genres to develop their understanding of the range of reading matter that everyday life presents us with.
KS2 have access to a wide range of fiction and no-fiction at their Accelerated Reader Book level which they can quiz on after reading to ensure comprehension as well as fluency. Each Department has a library which is well resourced with fiction and non-fiction texts.
Reading is valued throughout the school and reading opportunities are planned in all subject areas and throughout the curriculum.
We provide our children with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to read and gain meaning from this range of reading material as well as develop an enthusiasm for reading for pleasure and the technical skills required to decode print.
Recovery Curriculum for English at Oasis Academy Temple
Whole School Reading Focus: Inference. Empathy with character’s feelings. Link to teaching of PSHE and Mental Health.
Writing Focus: Specific grammatical and sentence level gaps from previous year groups.
Book Based Units: Red box around a text - these books are used as starter stimulus for a unit and the other books are used as 'Book Talk' books:
Following some lovely and very inspiring sessions around Reading and the culture of Reading in our school, we are pleased to announce our Class Reading Champions! These are children in Y2- Y6 who have been selected by their teachers as excellent peer role-models for their classmates.
Congratulations to our Class Reading Champions. Well done - we are all very proud of you!
Adris has been chosen for his love of books. He loves to read fiction and says that this is an escape to another world - he loves adventure stories that transport him to another world. His favourite book is Danny the Champion of the World, as he loves the character of Danny.
We are very excited to have Adris as 6M's Class Reading Champion, and he has already started to excite everyone about reading different books.
Here, he has also created a video to show you how to get the most out of MyON:
- Phonics Overview
- Key Terminology Explained
- Phase 1
- Phase 2
- Phase 3
- Phase 4
- Phase 5
- Phase 6
- Sounds Flashcards
- Tricky Words
- Common Exception Words
- Useful Website Links
The Letters and Sounds phonic scheme is used as the main teaching programme for phonics.
At Oasis Academy Temple, we strongly believe that teaching high-quality phonics, alongside guided reading is the most effective way to teach children to read. The children in EYFS and KS1 take home a book-banded reading book which is appropriate to their guided reading and phonics level.
Regular workshops to promote reading at home are led by staff in the EYFS and KS1. We also have strong links with the local library service.
Tricky words videos
Phase 2 https://youtu.be/TvMyssfAUx0
Phase 3 https://youtu.be/R087lYrRpgY
Phase 4 https://youtu.be/3NOzgR1ANc4
Phase 5 https://youtu.be/DbcZnb2iz1c
Abraham Moss Library is OPEN!
You can find the library on Crescent Road, Crumpsall, next to the Abraham Moss High School Car Park. Parking is available at the Abraham Moss Leisure Centre / Metrolink – then walk towards the Primary & High School and Crescent Road and you will find the library at the top of the walkway.
It’s free to join for everyone – adults just need an ID with their name and address.
No ID is required for children to join.
Computer use for one hour – please book by phoning 227 3777/80.
Borrowing and returning books for children and adults plus you can reserve books online or by phone and collect them from the Library.
You can also join Manchester Libraries online by clicking here.
Parents will need to help their children join online as it is easy but not designed specifically for children, or just Google search Manchester Libraries and follow the links.
E-Books and Audio Books are great if you prefer reading on a screen or listening to a book or podcast – they’re accessible here with the Borrowbox and RB Digital apps which has lovely magazines and comics for kids too!
The Library is really huge online with brilliant free resources for adults and children so it is worth spending some time exploring – there are links to support studying including:
UK Citizenship Test,
Pro Driving Test,
Oxford University resources &
CV Building and online study courses – all for free with your library membership!
Reading Well for Children: all of the Recommended Reads are available here to reserve and borrow from the Library.
Check out the free Winter Activity Packs for children just for the Cheetham & Crumpsall communities will be available only from Abraham Moss Library from Saturday 12 December. Just pop in to pick up one for each of the children – don’t forget to choose a free gift book too!
Finally and perhaps best of all is the Manchester Libraries Children and Families Newsletter which is packed full of goodies all about fun ways of enjoying reading and great activities for children and stuff about our favourite children’s authors. Parents can sign up to receive this directly every month via the Manchester City Council webpage
Library opening hours are:
Monday 11am – 3pm
Wednesdays 11am – 3pm
Saturdays 11am – 3pm
Tel 0161 227 3777