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Reading

A home reading scheme is operated throughout the school whereby children bring home age and ability-appropriate books to share with their families each week. As well as fostering a love of books, this gives the school and parents a regular way of communicating about their children’s reading and progress. Instilling a love of reading is a key aim of our reading curriculum.

Year One

A focus in phonics, the building blocks of learning to read and write, is embedded within the KS1 curriculum, particularly within Year One.

Pupils within this year group receive:

  • Daily phonics sessions tailored to our children’s needs, based on principles and materials from ‘Letters and Sounds’ and ‘Read Write, Inc’.
  • A daily whole-class story time with the teacher
  • One-to-one reading. Adults listen to children read daily, whether through individual reading or in small groups

Home reading books are changed (at least) twice weekly

Year Two

Pupils within this year group receive:

  • Daily phonics sessions tailored to our children’s needs, based on principles and materials from ‘Letters and Sounds’ and ‘Read Write, Inc’.
  • Daily Guided Reading with the teacher
  • Five whole class reading lessons per week around the same text
  • Daily ‘Reading for Pleasure’
  • Whole-class story time with the teacher

Home reading books are changed (at least) twice weekly

Years Three, Four and Five

Children take part in daily whole-class reading sessions using the ‘Bug Club Comprehension’ framework. They will complete structured tasks in their personal workbook, based on high-quality texts, and this is taught using a five day cycle:

Pupils within these year groups will also complete daily Reading for Pleasure and a class novel.

Year Six

As the Key Stage Two SATs approach, it’s important to ensure the children are ready for the demands of the test, whilst still developing their love of reading and their core comprehension skills.

Pupils within this year group receive:

  • Whole class novel study twice weekly
  • Whole class ‘test technique’ sessions in preparation for SATs
  • Daily Reading for Pleasure