INTRO TO READING (taken from dfe ‘The reading framework’ July 2021)
Reading is fundamental to education. Proficiency in reading, writing and spoken language is vital for pupils’ success. Through these, they develop communication skills for education and for working with others: in school, in training and at work.
Pupils who find it difficult to learn to read are likely to struggle across the curriculum, since English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching. This is why the government is committed to continuing to raise standards of literacy for all.
We promote reading for pleasure by ensuring that class book corners are appealing and inviting.
How do we promote reading?
Reading at home and Reading Records
Top Ten Reads
- Each year group will have a selection of 10 books in the classroom which have specially chosen to promote reading for pleasure, equality and high level vocabulary - there may be one copy of each title
- Children are encouraged to read as many of these 10 books throughout the year and record which they have read in the reading record
- These books may be taken home and shared with an adult or read independently
All children have the opportunity to read to an adult in school and to be taught strategies to improve fluency and the understanding of inference and deduction in texts.
In Foundation Stage and Key Stage One the books chosen will be linked to their phonic knowledge so that children can rehearse fluency.
In Key Stage Two teachers chose texts from the scheme 'Reading Explorers'. During each year group Y3 - Y6 children are taught all the reading objectives with the use of these texts and the extra support given during a pre-read, main read and post read.