Our Approach to Teaching Reading
Reading is a life skill that must be explicitly taught. As children progress through their reading journey, they move from learning ‘to’ read, to reading ‘to’ learn. Our aim is that all of our children read with understanding, fluency and expression and for enjoyment.
We teach reading through:
- Guided reading.
- Shared reading.
- Using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar schemes to inform our decisions
- Rigby Star reading scheme in KS1
- Reading within Literacy and Numeracy lesson, topic work, research projects and homework.
- Individual reading sessions – with teachers and teaching assistants
We use books from a number of different Reading Schemes including: Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Oxford University Press – Project X.
Consolidation of Reading Skills
- Individual reading with a teacher or teaching assistant.
- Independent individual
- Reading at home.
- Guided Reading sessions – once a week/twice a week
- Quiet reading time in school
Guided Reading – Reading in a Group
- Guided Reading sessions take place at least weekly for all children who are able to decode successfully
- Children are put into groups with other children of a similar ability.
- The same book is read within a group which at first are phonics based then move on to include different genres such as: Non Fiction, Play scripts and Poetry texts. They appropriate ability level / book band level is used for the ability of each group.
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