The intention of our Reading curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy in our children by equipping them with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and develop their love of literature through widespread reading for pleasure and enjoyment. We do this through:

  • Sharing stories, songs and poems 
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Small group guided reading and Inference Training
  • 1:1 reading
  • Daily systematic Phonics lessons in KS1
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • Use of a reading scheme

What does our Reading learning look like?

 Key Stage 1 & 2

Guided Reading sessions follow a similar pattern throughout KS1 and 2, with a focus on:

  • Knowledge and predictions -  using what they already know about previous texts to consider new ones
  • Visual tasks - using images from texts and ones they create themselves to form deeper understanding of texts
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar - developing understanding of grammatical terminology and use, using high quality texts as a base
  • Skimming/Summaries
  • Discussion
  • Inference / Questioning / Comprehension



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