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
  • Whole class reading lessons
  • 1:1 reading
  • Daily systematic phonics lessons in KS1
  • Reading for Pleasure

What does our reading learning look like?

 Key Stage 1 & 2

In key stage 1, practice reading sessions follow our Little Wandle Scheme. All children in key stage 1 read in small groups with texts matched to their phonics ability as well as whole class reading. In key stage 2, reading is taught whole class.

Teaching focuses on developing pupils' competence in word reading and comprehension:

  • Word reading (decoding, accuracy and fluency)
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading with appropriate intonation
  • Information retrieval
  • Recognising themes
  • Compare characters, settings and themes
  • Understanding conventions of different types of writing
  • Reading for different reasons
  • Rehearsing poems and plays for presentations
  • Role play and drama techniques
  • Using non-fiction and reference books - knowing how to locate information




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