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. This includes are KS2 early readers. Early readers are a priority so an adult will hear these children read in school every day.
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.