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At Lakeside our individualised approach means that pupils are taught to read using a continuum of communication as a formative assessment tool. Where the pupil is on this continuum dictates what we teach them in terms of reading.

We support the growth of independence through teaching reading with functional relevance. Pupils learn to read their favourite words linked to choices first. They learn words they need for life such as “toilet” and words for different foods.

We have a few pupils who may, eventually learn to read for pleasure. We teach phonics where assessment suggest pupils will understand the concept.

Please have a look at our reading rationale. Click on the links below to find out more.

Reading Rationale - click to download

Continuum of Communication - click to download



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