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Our approach to reading

At Tiger Primary School, we highly value reading as a key life skill, therefore teaching a child to read with confidence is vital and we are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. We believe reading is essential for academic success and therefore implement the following strategies. We also aim to promote reading for pleasure and hope to instill this love of reading in all children through the culture of our school. Teachers read a variety of high-quality texts to the children on a regular basis.

  • Children take part in weekly taught reading sessions. These are group and/or whole-class sessions using a range of high-quality texts. In addition to this, children in EYFS and KS1 also read one-to-one with an adult each week.
  • Each classroom has a range of high-quality texts, both fiction and non-fiction, linked to our topics. All classrooms have an inviting mini-library that allows children to read comfortably throughout the day.
  • Texts for English are carefully chosen to ensure children are engaged and that there is progression and challenge across the school.
  • Children are read to every day for 10 minutes by their class teacher.
  • Year 5 and 6 act as ‘Reading Buddies’, reading during lunchtimes with younger children.
  • In Reception and Year 1 and 2, books are carefully matched to the children’s phonic level to ensure they are able to read fluently. Children are then moved on to our Accelerated Reader scheme, which helps to develop fluency and comprehension skills.

Reading outcomes are assessed at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2, through statutory assessments, however we firmly believe that reading should be encouraged as something children choose to do for pleasure.

Accelerated Reader Guide

Accelerated Reader Book Lists

reading record letter 1 .pdf

 

Tiger Primary School is part of Future Schools Trust.

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