English

Reading

Reading is crucial to a child’s success, it opens up a whole new world to them.  Please have a look at the attached file below to find out more about how we teach Reading and what our expectations are.

Reading is an integral part of the curriculum. Not only do we want children to leave our school being competent and confident readers but we also want them to develop a love of reading.

In each classroom we have a book corner, here children are able to choose books to read either in school or at home. Times will be available for children to enjoy their books in the corner too.

In trying to foster a love of reading, books and poetry will play a key part in engaging the children in their English lessons too.

Guided Reading is part of our daily routine (although Reception start around the Spring Term). Within the classroom, there will be a carousel of activities that are associated with reading. For example, character descriptions, writing a new blurb for their book, writing sentences with new vocabulary, a comprehension task. As well as this, one group will be part of a focused reading session with their class teacher. During this time, they will read a section of a text (fiction, non fiction or poetry) and then spend some time discussing it; this ensures children have a sound comprehension of what they have read.

As much as possible children will also be heard reading on a 1:1 basis. This may be by their class teacher, a Teaching Assistant or one of our volunteer readers.

Children will have a Reading Record Book. Adults reading in school will fill in the record when they have read with your child. If you read at home with your child, please complete this record too.

Children should be reading at least five times a week at home 'Striving for five.' 

This website, Love Reading 4 Kids is fantastic if you are looking to find some new books.

Don’t forget the local library to Ellesmere Port Library

Other websites to try:

Oxford Owls – lots of free ebooks and activities

Roy the Zebra – reading games to help with comprehension (KS1)

BBC Bitesize – reading activities for comprehension (KS2)

Spelling and grammar

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

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