Reading skills taught are context, retrieval, summary, inference, prediction, meaning as a whole, vocabulary and comparison. These are linked to the content domains within the national curriculum, with greater weighting to areas such as inference. Headstart Primary will be used to assess and track progress three times a year. It will also be used to consolidate skills at the end of each weekly theme.
For further information on the national curriculum click here.
We also test reading every half term to enable gaps in each child’s knowledge to be identified and addressed.
Our aim is to have every child undertake at least 10 minutes per day of reading at home. To assist us in this we ask that our parents complete their child’s red reading journal to let us know what reading has been undertaken at home.
Each class has a book nook where the children are able to access a variety of reading material.
We are currently developing our library to create an awe-inspiring area of wonder and enchantment which we hope will lead to our children becoming engrossed in the world of books and learning.
The children will be asked to put forward their views on what they would like this area to include.