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Reading Guidance KS2 (Years 3, 4 & 5)

“Children will have a positive view of reading and will be encouraged to build their reading stamina, broadening their experience, and developing their vocabulary and continue their journey to becoming lifelong readers and writers with all of the benefits this brings.” (The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom, CLPE, February 2020)

 

Teaching reading – explicit teaching of knowledge and skills necessary for children to meet or exceed age-related expectations

Becoming a reader - practice to secure age-appropriate accuracy and fluency, to build a positive attitude to reading and to establish a community of avid readers

Teaching Reading 

Becoming a reader

  • 15 minutes targeted phonics daily for children who need it.
  • Weekly guided reading sessions (30 minutes) using a text closely matched to their reading ability. Adult-led at least once per week.
  • Independent groups engage in follow-up word-reading and language comprehension tasks linked to their shared text, or supplementary wider reading.
  • Weekly whole-class reading and questions to develop comprehension, using Andrew Brodie’s ‘Improving Comprehension’ resources or CGP comprehension books.
  • 15 minutes daily reading aloud from a whole class text, e.g. Power of Reading book or an appropriate companion text.   
  • Shared and modelled reading from a whole-class book in every Literacy lesson using ‘Power of Reading’ texts. Activities to develop language comprehension and word-reading using guidance provided by the CLPE plans.
  • A range of non-fiction texts to support the wider curriculum, relevant to the topic of study.

 

 

  • 15 minutes independent reading daily, using texts from the home-reading selection or from the library.
  • Home reading book self-selected from the classroom’s home-reading collection curated by the teacher. These are texts that are age and reading level appropriate, including titles that will stretch and challenge more able readers.
  • For children working below ARE, the home reading book is allocated based on current reading level.
  • Home reading book self-selected from the termly library visit for an adult to read and discuss with them.
  • All children in Year 5 have a weekly copy of First News to take home and read.  
  • Adult facilitated group reading with volunteer adult (one afternoon per week) additional practice for the weakest readers. Currently Y5 only but looking to expand this in partnership with the local library.
  • Regular access to the school library.
  • Termly visit to the local public library.

 

Reading Guidance KS2 (Year 6)

“As their experience grows there are greater opportunities for exploring intertextuality, and reading in its widest sense… Keeping the faith with a rich reading curriculum [means] exam success will be a happy by-product of practices, provision and pedagogy that develop lifelong readers and writers with a strong personal voice.” (The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom, CLPE, February 2020)

 

Teaching reading – explicit teaching of knowledge and skills necessary for children to meet or exceed age-related expectations

Becoming a reader - practice to secure age-appropriate accuracy and fluency, to build a positive attitude to reading and to establish a community of avid readers

Teaching Reading 

Becoming a reader

  • 15 minutes targeted phonics daily for children who need it.
  • Daily guided reading sessions (30 minutes) taught as a whole class linked to a different reading skill each week, e.g. author’s use of language, inference, retrieval, word meaning etc.
  • 15 minutes daily reading aloud from a whole class text, e.g. Power of Reading book or an appropriate companion text.
  • Weekly whole-class reading and questions to develop comprehension, using CGP comprehension resources.    
  • Shared and modelled reading from a whole-class book in every Literacy lesson using ‘Power of Reading’ texts. Activities to develop language comprehension and word-reading using guidance provided by the CLPE plans.
  • A range of non-fiction texts to support the wider curriculum, relevant to the topic of study.

 

 

  • 15 minutes independent reading daily, using texts from the home-reading selection or from the library.
  • Home reading book self-selected from the classroom’s home-reading collection curated by the teacher. These are texts that are age and reading level appropriate, including titles that will stretch and challenge more able readers.
  • For children working below ARE, the home reading book is allocated based on current reading level.
  • Home reading book self-selected from the termly library visit for an adult to read and discuss with them.
  • All children in Year 6 have a weekly copy of First News to take home and read. 
  • Adult facilitated group reading with volunteer adult (one afternoon per week) additional practice for the weakest readers.
  • Regular access to the school library.
  • Termly visit to the local public library.
 

 

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