Small Group and Guided reading
Guided Reading takes place on a daily basis in all classes. During these sessions, children take part in a range of whole class and group sessions. In Key Stage 1, carousel activities allow both the class teacher and LSA to read with children as well as completed guided tasks. In Key Stage 2, a curriculum linked class book is selected to read in its entirety over the course of the half term.
Whole Class Shared Reading
All English writing units have a key text driver. This is a high-quality text which the writing is based around. This book is shared with the class through whole class shared reading. The text will be used as a WAGOLL to support the children with their own writing.
Children have been identified who need to be read with on a daily basis with an adult. This could be because they did not pass the Phonic Check, they are Pupil Premium or that they are not meeting ARE in Reading.
Every Friday morning, children are invited into school early at 8:15 with their parent to share a book together and have a breakfast. The breakfast is open to everyone.
Extra Small-Group Storytimes
Sessions are timetabled for children with speech, language and communication needs to share stories together.
Every class has a class book which the teacher reads to the children on a daily basis. There is a poster on each class door which says the book the class are reading.
A member of our year 6 class has been awarded the role of this year’s Literacy Ambassador As part of their responsibilities, they will plan and deliver two book clubs a week (currently one session with year 3s and one with year 6s). Over the half term, they will meet once a week for half an hour and enjoy reading their assigned book alongside one another whilst completing a range of activities.
Miss Ayers invites any avid readers to join her in the outdoor classroom from 12:30-1:00 on a Wednesday lunchtime where they can come along and bring a book to read. As well as reading, Miss Ayers will have the have a chat to the children about what they are currently reading and recommend future reads.
Wider Reading Opportunities and Celebrations
Each year, we take part in World Book Day activities as well as celebrating other reading awareness days throughout the year, such as National Read a Book Day. In addition, we will work with authors, illustrators, the local book shop, libraries and the School Library Service to ensure that we excite and engage children with the people who manage literature and promote it as a possible career path.
Drop Everything and Read - this happens each day in class. All children read a book of their choice for 10 minutes in class.
All children regularly visit the library to ensure that they have a book they can take home and enjoy.
Children have many opportunities to apply their reader skills in the wider curriculum.
Wheel of Names
Children who read 5+ times weekly and record it in their reading journals are placed in a wheel of names to win an opportunity to play board games with an adult at a specified time each week.
Throughout the school year, children are invited to bring in any of their old books to exchange for exciting new reads. This is an easy and fun way to swap books that they have already read for books that they want to read so that others can experience and enjoy a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.