When children have completed the ‘Little Wandle’ SSP phonics programme, they will move onto the ‘Rising Stars’ reading scheme which comprises of a range of interesting fiction, non- fiction and poetry texts.
When reading these books, children are asked to undertake a number of roles which encourage them to ask questions about what they are reading; draw upon their existing knowledge of books and their own experiences; make links; and answer questions. These roles require children to think more deeply about what they are reading and encourage a higher level of engagement and understanding.
Further information about these roles and short videos of these roles in action can be found under the ‘Reading roles for parents’ section of the website.
We supplement the reading scheme with a range of high quality fiction and non-fiction texts as reading for pleasure is extremely important.