Reading is an important part of the English curriculum in our School. Reading books are organised on a levelled system ensuring the children read books appropriate to their ability (the children’s reading should be 96% accurate in these books). These books will be provided and sent home on a daily basis for parents to read with their children. We use books from a range of schemes. Once children have reached a good level of fluency, they become ‘free readers’ and can choose their own texts.
Each parent is given the opportunity to liaise with teachers through reading record books which record when the children have been listened to in school by a member of staff or a volunteer, and at home, and any issues or positives there may be.
Reading in EYFS is taught through small group story sessions initially building to a more structured guided reading session by the Summer term of Reception.
Guided Reading sessions are taught in Year 1 and Year 2 to teach the explicit reading skills in small, focus groups.
Whole Class reading skills are taught in Years 3-6 to teach VIPERS skills. (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarising). Vocabulary skills are given extra time in the curriculum. Each class learns 25 words per half term to develop their language skills. The words are linked to their text and their topic.