At Barming Primary School, the intent of our Reading curriculum is to deliver a curriculum that instils a lifelong love of literature in our children through reading for pleasure. We strongly believe that it is every child’s right to learn to read and to develop an enjoyment of reading. Our children have access to a wide range of high-quality texts both in the class libraries and the year group phase libraries. Through reading a wide range of texts both for personal enjoyment and quality texts shared in whole class guided reading lessons, pupils at Barming Primary School have opportunities to develop their cultural, emotional, moral, social and spiritual understanding of the world.
Our Reading curriculum intentions are to:
Early Years and Key Stage One (Years 1 & 2)
Whole Class Book Share Session
Key Stage Two
Whole Class Reading
Weekly whole class reading of a shared text to all children ( a minimum of 3 reading sessions per week). For those children who are working out of key stage, and/or in which the complexity of a novel may not be understood, additional text share of alternative texts will be provided.
The implementation lessons will vary depending on the reading skills being taught and the purpose. However, practice will involve some of the following:
Sessions may give the children opportunities to use paired reading or choral reading.
Key foci lessons may include making predictions, drawing inferences, grammar and punctuation, vocabulary development, features of the text type, questioning, making links with existing knowledge of other texts, summarising, fluency, intonation, character and plot development.
Comprehension Practice will involve some of the following:
Reading for pleasure – at school and at home:
EYFS, Years 1 & 2
Individual Reading In Years R - 2 provides opportunity for the children to be provided with two books per week. One of these books will be closely matched to their phonic/reading ability and will be a book from the Read, Write Inc. Phonics programme. The other book is chosen by the child and may or may not be phonetically decodable. The second book is to be shared with the adults at home for enjoyment.
Key Stage Two
Children in Years 3 - 6 will have opportunities to access books from class or year group phase libraries. Children are heard to read at least once over a 2 week period. For those children continuing to develop their fluency, they will be heard to read more often by both the class teacher and teaching assistant.
During 1:1 reading sessions, adults will be assessing fluency which will also be demonstrated through correct expression, intonation and pace to reflect the content of the novel. Children will be signposted to alternative texts where needed.
The impact of our reading curriculum is:
We want all our children to be able to articulate how they are taught reading and how this impacts the choices they make as a reader. Children are being prepared for the next stage of their education through this thorough cohesive approach so that they can read at an age-appropriate level and fluency. This is to ensure that they can access the wider curriculum.
2023 - 24 Recommended Reads
We have been very fortunate this year to introduce over 400 new titles to our phase library areas in Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. We want the children to be enthused about books they are reading and have introduced new novels in a range of genres, non-fiction titles based on current affairs and interests of our children, poetry and graphic novels. In our corridor library in Years 1 & 2, the children have a huge choice of different books that appeal to their interest to share and enjoy at home. In addition, the children also bring home their Read Write Inc Phonics book to be read which will be matched to their phonic knowledge.
The book titles filling our shelves are based on the recommended reading lists generated by the Reader Teacher. Please see the recommended reading lists for years 3-6. How many has your child read?
Check out new release recommendations and suggestions at following website: https://www.thereaderteacher.com