Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education ..it is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“..you achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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Reading

Reading at the Rosary School

At the Rosary Catholic Primary School we teach children to read by enabling them to decode words using their knowledge of ‘letters and sounds’, and by learning the shape of irregular ‘tricky words’ that cannot be ‘sounded out, such as ‘the’, ‘was’ and ‘said’. Looking at the pictures and understanding the story or context of a book can also help children work out unfamiliar words.

"We encourage children to develop a love of reading."

We encourage children to develop a love of reading for enjoyment and also for finding our information, through our school Library, which has just been moved, expanded and refurbished, to create a ‘learning resource centre’, not just a home for books. Books can be changed every week during the class Library session.

Children are taught to read in Guided Reading groups in class, which helps to develop their understanding of different types of texts and comprehension skills. The children will bring home a reading book from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme or Collins Big Cat Phonics scheme, to read to their parents. The school also uses the internet based ‘Bug Club’ books. These can be accessed at home or in school.