Tel: 01642 471 298 Head Teacher: Kirsty Reilly School Contact: Mrs Dack office@riverdaleprimary.org.uk

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Reading

Through our teaching of Phonics and Reading, we aim to develop 

  • Excellent phonic knowledge and skills.
  • Fluency and accuracy in reading across a wide range of contexts throughout the curriculum.
  • Knowledge of an extensive and rich vocabulary.
  • An excellent comprehension of texts.
  • The motivation to read for both study and for pleasure.
  • Extensive knowledge through having read a rich and varied range of texts.

We will do this by giving children the opportunity to read across the curriculum in the following ways.

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
• Listen to traditional tales. • Listen to a range of texts. • Learn some poems by heart. • Become familiar with a wide range of texts of different lengths. • Discuss books. • Build up a repertoire of poems to recite. • Use the class and school libraries. • Listen to short novels over time. • Read and listen to a wide range of styles of text, including fairy stories, myths and legends. • Listen to and discuss a wide range of texts. • Learn poetry by heart. • Increase familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths and legends, traditional stories, modern fiction, classic British fiction and books from other cultures. • Take part in conversations about books. • Learn a wide range of poetry by heart. • Use the school and community libraries. • Look at classification systems. • Look at books with a different alphabet to English. • Read and listen to whole books.

As children progress through school there are key milestones they are judged against and they are linked to age related expectations at these points in time.  We have three key milestone points across the school. we aim for children to achieve. Milestone 1 is expected standard by the end of Year 2, Milestone 2 is the expected standard by the end of Year 4 and Milestone 3 is the expected standard by the end of Year 6.

Please click on the link below for details of the learning milestones for reading.

Reading Milestones PDF