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'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'
'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'

Our Reading Programme

Our journey with Reading starts whenever a child starts at Mount Carmel. They are immediately assessed in the first week to see where their reading ability starts. There we build on their reading skills at every age phase. In the Early Years and KS1 we follow the Letter and Sounds Phonic Scheme.

 

In EYFS and KS1 we learn to read. In KS2 we read to learn. We believe that every good reader leads to a good writer and we have invested heavily into reading across the school.

Our aim is to make every child passionate about reading. We do this through our own specially designed curriculum. We have ensured the skills from the National Curriculum are met and planned from the Power Of Reading scheme. Our whole curriculum comes from a book.

 

In addition to that, we believe that class reading engages every child at every level. With the teacher leading challenging questions and full class participation, it raises standards to every child. With all subjects coming from the class book, learning has a meaning for children.

 

We believe in the value of Guided Reading. The opportunity for the teacher to question every child's understanding in a small group setting. For teachers to guide and help children to gain a deeper understanding of any text they read. While the teacher spends time with one group, the rest of the class lead their own independent learning through Bug Club, Word of the Week, Comprehension and independent reading tasks. 

 

Children can take up their own independent love for reading with the books that are in the school library or from the library that is in every classroom, set in a reading area.

 

We recognise that some children will have a barrier to reading and it is our role to help them overcome that barrier. We do that through, Group Bug Club sessions and 1:1 targeted work.

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics Support During School Closure

 

Hello everybody,

 

As well as following your child's teacher's home learning tasks and guidance, why not explore the resources below. To help support children learning to read at home during school closure, Read, Write inc are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on  their You tube

channel.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

By following this link you will also find parental advice videos showing you how to say the different sounds and advice on how to teach them.

 

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

 

Speed Sounds Set 1 - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who

are new to English (These are the sounds that we would have been learning over

this next term, in Nursery)

Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)

Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am

Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed

Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

 Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am

 Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed

Sounds

 Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am

Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am 

 

Enjoy the videos and take care!

Congratulations to our staff, and the hard work from Y6 2019, as due to achievement in Maths, we are currently in the top 2% of the Country. #Encourage, Challenge and Support.#
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