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Reading

At Horton Mill all reading opportunities across the curriculum are valued. Reading skills are explicitly taught through daily Shared, Guided and Individual Reading sessions. We use a progressive reading scheme and read a balance of fiction and non-fiction.

  • At KS1, children are introduced to new books during individual and group reading sessions. Children are encouraged to re-read familiar books when reading independently or when reading at home.
  • Children in KS1 needing additional support may be targetted for Reading Recovery, to boost their phonic knowledge, fluency and develop their reading of more challenging texts.
  • At KS2, guided and group reading sessions develop targetted reading skills. During the week children will complete a range of phonic/spelling and comprehension activities linked to their reading. Children are encouraged to work in role, discuss, debate and explain their ideas and opinions about the texts they read in order to understand them fully.
  • Children in KS2 are encouraged to take home additional books from our well-resourced library. Certificates and awards encourage a love of reading.
  • Additional one-to-one lunchtime reading is offered to children who may benefit from ‘top-up’ reading sessions. Other intervention programmes also support groups of children needing further support with their reading.

 

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