We wholly believe that encouraging and developing a love of reading is of great importance. Children who enjoy reading are more likely to achieve well in other curriculum areas. Children are encouraged to read at home as often as possible to support learning. A reading diary is provided to support communication between home and school about reading progress.
At Trinity Road Primary School, children participate in daily reading activities as part of the curriculum, this includes Shared Reading (children read to by the teacher), Guided Reading (the reading lesson with the teacher) and Independent Reading. Reading skills such as decoding unknown words and comprehensions are taught as part of the weekly guided session with the teacher and practised within the independent reading activities. The new curriculum places emphasis on ‘book talk’ (the ability to precis plots, find links with other reading, and discuss character’s feelings and motives) and these are also taught as part of the guided and shared reading sessions.
In order to support children’s reading development, the school uses levelled books in KS1 and these are colour banded. Once children have progresses through these levels, children are encouraged to select books from a ‘free reader’ selection which are graded for differing age ranges. In KS2 teachers use levelled guided reading books to track reading progress. Children progress to the next book band colour level when the teacher has assessed that the child is able to show fluency and accuracy at the current level and is able to demonstrate the required comprehension skills.
To enhance reading opportunities, the school is supplied with topic boxes from the school library service, this enables the school to expand the range of non-fiction books available to children.
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