Reading at Wroot Travis
Reading lessons take place throughout each day. The length of each lesson ranges from 25 minutes to 60 minutes depending upon the age of the children and the type of lesson. Most lessons consist of a mixture of speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We use quality texts from Wordsmith, Focus Education & VIP Reading.
In EYFS we relate the reading aspects of the children's work to the objectives set out in the development matters document leading to the Early Learning Goals, which underpin the curriculum planning for children during EYFS. We give all children ample opportunity to develop their understanding of reading through varied activities that allow them to enjoy, explore, practice and apply their reading skills. A range of Literacy based themes are used which encourage a love for books. Outdoor learning plays a major part of this as children are able to explore their environment and develop early reading skills.
In EYFS and KS1 phonics is taught twice daily.
In KS2 reading is taught in whole class, guided and individual sessions.
All children take part in a weekly guided reading session, they have an individual reading book and reading record which they take home daily. They are expected to read at home at least 3 times per week.
In each class there is a working wall. This is not a permanent display and is added to as the unit of work / phase progresses. It contains models, vocabulory, sounds and examples of children's work. This wall is used by children to support their learning within the unit / phase.
Pupils have access to a wide range of reading opportunities that include:
- A structured reading scheme that is carefully matched to the children's developing phonic decoding level
- Letters and sounds
- School library books
- Daily reading activities in class
- Group guided reading
- Class novels and other quality texts
- Comprehension activities
- Whole school reading challenges
- iPads with specific reading programmes
- Individual bibles from Y2
- Reading at whole school events
- Reading in daily acts of worship
- Paired reading
- Individual reading for pleasure
- Classroom displays and environments that promote interest in reading
- A multi-sensory approach to reading - eg story sacks
- A daily dedicated storytime