School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.
At Star of the Sea, we aim to develop and nurture a culture, and love, of reading.
The basic core behind reading - and writing is built on word recognition and phonic skills. We use the Letters and Sounds guidance in the lead up to the Key Stage 1 phonic check in Years 1 and 2.
For reading, we follow the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme throughout school.
As well as this, each classroom has its own reading books and we encourage children to read other books and media at home.
Each class throughout school from Nursery to Year 6 are taken to Monkseaton Library - usually twice a year - to choose reading books of their own.
As a school, we also participate in events such as World Book Day.