At Locking School we aim for the following for our pupils:
- To read for pleasure, taking enjoyment from a variety of texts
- To use reading as a facilitator that allows them to access all areas of the curriculum
- To become independent, fluent readers who can read accurately with expression
- To understand what is read and use this to inform their thinking & opinions
- To use a wide variety of reading strategies (phonics, pictorial, contextual etc)
- To become reading role models as they move through the school
The teaching of reading comprises many elements:
- At Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, important emphasis is placed on phonics teaching through daily, discrete sessions.
- At Key Stage Two, the focus shifts towards developing more advanced reading skills through analysis of texts and using their base of comprehension from previous experience.
- Individual, group and whole class reading related activities take place throughout the different year groups.
- Teachers look to incorporate reading in a cross curricular, making links wherever possible.
- Each class has a class reader, mostly related to the Author of the Term currently being studied.
- There are designated book and reading areas in every classroom along with accessible shared fiction and non-fiction libraries.
- Reading interventions take place in all year groups based on regular review by the teaching staff.
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