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Reading Curriculum 


Reading is a priority at a school. Our aim is for our children to have a love of reading and to recognise that we read for a range of purposes. Children will read to by adults regularly as a model of good reading. Children will read to themselves everyday and will be listened to regularly. All children will also develop their understanding of a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts during their time with us. 


Individual Readers:

All children in school will have a book available to them which will be matched to where they are in their learning journey. 


Here is how books across our school are banded (organised) based on Phonics ability, comprehension and age appropriate interests:

Guided Reading

Guided Reading is taught as part of the school's English Curriculum. Children read carefully selected class texts which are designed to challenge them and to enable them to think deeply about what they have read. Across Key Stage One and Key Stage 2 we use 'Content Domains' to teach specific reading skills and to encourage book talk. These are the skills that we teach across school:

You can also download some of the questions that we ask children (these are sorted into content domains):