Aims: To combine the use of phonics, guided reading and home reading to raise reading attainment and progress throughout Reception and Key Stage 1.
To raise the profile of reading across the school
Home Reading The children start on pink coloured books and work through the different coloured banded book scheme through Reception and Key Stage 1.
Children are encouraged to read every night and parents are asked to indicate in a record book when their child requires a book change. Books are changed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Children are assessed at regular intervals to determine when they are ready to move up a book band level.
Guided Reading Each child will read in a guided reading group once a week. School uses the Rigby Star Guided Reading scheme which is colour coded in line with the Home reading books.
Children read at the colour level they take home or one level above. The adult leading the guided reading group makes assessment notes on the record sheets and these are filed in the guided reading file. When appropriate, the teacher will assess whether the child should be moved up a level. Benchmarking
Feedback from guided reading, phonics and home reading record will determine whether we feel it is appropriate to benchmark a child’s reading in order to move to another level. This is not always required but can be carried out to provide a 1-2-1 tool to assess the child’s decoding and comprehension.
Shared reading Reading to whole class for pleasure Class texts to support Literacy lessons.