In school all children learn reading skills and practice these in shared reading sessions. The class texts, which can be found on the curriculum overviews, are used in reading sessions. Children are able to take books home from the school libraries every week. KS1 will have books that are focused on their phonics level or an Accelerated Reader levelled book. All children in KS2 will have a book that matches their scores on Accelerated Reader that can be changed once the children have completed the quiz. Each library has a wide variety of books that appeal to any reader!
In school, children follow the same process when reading to an adult. We start by recapping phonic sounds that the children need. Then, we look at the book and discuss what we think might happen. Whilst the children then read the book, the adults ask different comprehension questions that ensure the child understands the story and is developing reading skills as well as fluency.
It is also important that children read at home. Each class has been issued with a class log in for Oxford Owl, where they have access to hundreds of ebooks and audio books that often include additional activities that can be completed. Click on the box that says My Class Login to start accessing the many books! Please speak to your child's class teacher if you are unsure of your log in.
Once the children have read a book or ebook, they can then complete an Accelerated Reader quiz in school, which enters them into some exciting upcoming competitions! Use your own personal log in for Accelerated Reader given to you by your class teacher. Once you have logged on, click on the button that takes you to ‘quizzes’.
Each child who is learning phonics take home a book that is closely matched to the sounds that they have learnt and the sounds that they are learning that week. This supports your child to learn phonics, read regularly and fluently and remember more. Children will also be allocated these books on Collins Big Cat. Please contact your child's class teacher for your child's log in details.
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