Our Whole Class Reading leader is Miss Moosaye.
Whole Class Reading
Children in Year 2 (upon completing Read, Write, Inc.) to Year 6 take part in daily reading lessons. Children are exposed to a range of challenging texts and are taught the skills for reading. Teachers select texts that allow children to make connections with the knowledge from each Learning Challenge or texts that support the themes covered in our PSHE curriculum, as well as a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Each 45-minute session involves one or more of the Reciprocal Reading elements of predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising. Teachers plan for opportunities for children to engage in purposeful discussions about texts and support the development of speaking and listening skills whilst widening the children’s vocabulary.
It's all about practice. Accelerated Reader encourages substantial differentiated reading practice with the aim of creating strong, fluent readers based on each child's independent reading level. Children spend time accessing Accelerated Reader from 8.40am each morning. Teachers and support staff move around the classroom listening to the children reading and use this as an opportunity to model and guide children to improve. Each child has their own login to MyOn, where they are able to access a plethora of texts from home.
‘Keep Up not Catch Up’
We aim for every child to be exposed to challenging, age-related texts to support the progress children make in reading, however, in order to close the gap in reading, we provide interventions that enable children to ‘keep up not catch up’. In Key Stage 2, these interventions are delivered through daily RWI sessions, reading sessions following the RWI Fresh Start Program or PiXl reading groups.