Just as important is the development of a love of stories and books, and in order to do this the children are immersed in stories and books throughout the year.
‘Spine Books’ (a range of high quality texts) are read to the children in a daily dedicated class reading session and from the beginning children are encouraged to share their own favourite books and read ‘real’ books at home from our quality ‘page turners’ selection here. The children share their thoughts on the books read by writing book reviews and the adults join in by reading the books too.
The process of being immersed in stories, having daily class reading time, and the opportunity to read high quality, age-related texts continues from Year 3-6. The concept of our school having a powerful reading culture has been developed further through the creation of dedicated reading times every day when children are encouraged to read around the school.
Throughout the school, the teaching of reading is given the highest priority: opportunities are planned to allow children to read and discuss texts across the curriculum and the development of high level vocabulary broadens children’s understanding.
‘Book Talk’: when teachers use high quality questioning to develop skills such as retrieval, inference and prediction is well established in every year group.
Please click here to see our ‘Develop a Reading Culture’ PowerPoint.