Reading is a core part of our daily timetable at Shakespeare. Every child reads at 9am every day. Pupils in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 begin their day with Read, Write Inc. phonics lessons. All pupils, who are early readers, access lessons that specifically target their areas of need and they are re-grouped every six weeks in order to provide the right balance of support and challenge. All of our KS2 early readers take part in daily RWInc lessons if they are in Year 3 and 4 and Fresh Start Phonics lessons if they are in Year 5 and 6.
Whole class reading
Pupils in Key Stage 2 take part in whole-class reading sessions from 9am every day, enabling them to develop a strong understanding of different books, genres and text types whilst continually improving their reading fluency.
All whole-class reading lessons are planned so that a variety of genres are taught and re-visited on two-week cycles. This ensures that all pupils become familiar will specific text structures, language, authorial voice and rich vocabulary. Every lesson develops pupils' understanding of specific reading skills: retrieval, inference, clarification, summarising, prediction and questioning through modelling, practise and application.
Reading is our priority and we want all children to have a love for reading. We therefore make sure that we read to our children every day - no matter where they are in the school. The stories and non-fictions books have been carefully selected and we hope that by listening to books being read, children will then be inspired to select from a wide range of books when reading independently.