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What we are Reading in the Classroom


As part of our reading lessons and wider curriculum children will read texts and books that cover the categories below:


  • High quality, authentic texts that engage children and ensure good progress.

  • Supporting texts that enrich the children’s reading experience.

  • A mix of modern and classic texts that reflect our literary heritage.

  • Tales from a range of cultures.

  • Traditional tales in every year group.

  • Texts that support a range of writing genres and make meaningful links to the wider curriculum.

  • A range of quality fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual and film media.


Reading Lessons


Children in Reception and KS1, have guided reading lessons in small groups that are closely matched to their reading ability.  They have a mixture of adult-led and independent, skills focused lessons that teach decoding and comprehension.


In KS2, children have whole class reading lessons.  Each day, the children follow (using their own individual books) as the teacher reads. We also use echo reading and choral reading to model how to read with expression. These lessons teach skills through the text. Children will also be given comprehensions questions to answer, based on what they have read that week.


Reading skills:

  • Understanding of Vocabulary 
  • Inference
  • Prediction
  • Explanation
  • Retrieval
  • Sequencing / Summarising 



Each class also has a class book, that we read ‘for pleasure’ each day.