- Our School Values and Vision
- AFA - Achievement For All
- Spelling Lists
- Maths Week 2017
- Spelling and Grammar
- Excellence in Literacy
- Glossary of Literacy Terms
- Home Reading
- Meet the Staff
- Meet the Governors
- Safer School Streets Initiative
- School Performance
- SATs 2019
- SEN Provision
- Governors Secure Area
How is Reading Taught in Our School?
Children are given a variety of opportunities to read across the curriculum and in different contexts including individual reading time, reading with other children or adults, guided reading and whole class shared reading as well as a number of text-based units which make up a high proportion of our Literacy Curriculum. Reading has a high profile in other subject areas and this work contributes to the collection of evidence we use to assess reading. Children in Years 5 and 6 also have dedicated lessons in answering SATs style questions. We also have a special reading unit in each year group that is rich in social, moral, cultural or spiritual themes.
Home reading has a high profile in school. We offer a structured reading scheme (Big Cats) when the children enter the school and a broad range of Fiction and Non-Fiction in our school lending library. Children use a reading diary to record home reading and these are closely monitored. Children participate in our own Broad Reading Award scheme to encourage children to read a broad range of text types and genres. Parents are regularly involved in reviewing reading habits in discussions with teachers.
We also offer special events each term that are devoted to reading including special assemblies to motivate children to read and celebrate successes, librarian visits to lead assemblies and sharing stories. We also hold author visits and Book days or Book Weeks as well as Storytellers’ Week.
We build into our Literacy Units of Work and guided reading an ACTIVE Reading approach as follows:
- Ask Questions (including -What do I think this will be about?-making predictions)
- Connect and Clarify
- Track down (the main points to summarise)