Reading

Children experience a rich and varied Reading curriculum during KS1, including reading events (World Book Day, Blooming Poetry Week and author visits), Shared Reading of paper and digital texts, Book talk, Group Reading, Guided Reading and 1-1 reading. They are taught to explore a range of genres and to develop both decoding (blending sounds) and comprehension (understanding) skills as they progress through the Key Stage.

Classrooms are designed to promote a love of reading with cosy reading corners, a wide selection of books in class libraries and an exciting range of topic books, magazines and comics on display for children to enjoy.

All children read with an adult at least once a week and comments are made in the Reading Record Book which is a book for both teachers and parents to communicate with one another about children’s progress. Children are provided with a levelled Home Reading book each week from our ever-developing home reading libraries. We liaise with the children when we are ordering new books.

Every Tuesday lunchtime, there is a very well attended Book Club for KS1 children to attend. Here, the children have the opportunity to listen to an adult read a shared text and enjoy discussing the book with friends. Following this, they read in small groups with fluent Year 2 children who act as ‘Reader Leaders’, supporting younger children with their reading.

USEFUL QUESTIONS WHEN READING

Here are just some examples of the different types of question you could ask when reading with your child.  These will help to clarify their understanding and extend their thinking.

 

What happened at ..........?

Why do ..........?

What does .......... mean?

Where are ..........?

 

How did ..........?

Why did ..........?

Why is .......... important?

How did .......... react?

What ideas are we given about ..........?

 

What is the purpose of ..........?

Why does the author use that word?

Why did the author chose to ..........?

How does the layout help?

 

Explain why .......... is used.

Why does the author compare .......... to ..........?

How has the choice of words created a feeling of ..........?

 

In what ways is .......... like ..........?

What is about .......... that tells you ..........?

What else might make .......... sad or angry?