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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School


Reading is taught in a variety of ways including:

Shared Reading
An interactive reading experience that occurs when pupils join in with or share in the reading of a book of text whilst guided and supported by a teacher. The teacher models the skills of a proficient reader, including reading with fluency and expression.

Guided Reading
Guided reading is a teacher led session in which a small group of pupils learn and apply reading skills. Each child has their own copy of the text, which is carefully chosen to match the reading ability of the group and challenge individuals appropriately. Within the small group, pupils have the opportunity to question, partake in discussion and develop reading comprehension skills. 
Individual Reading
There is a core scheme for individual reading to support the development of pupils’ reading skills. Pupils start the reading scheme in Reception and continue through the graded scheme until they become competent, independent readers. Pupils then choose from a wide variety of ‘Free Reader’ books from their class-based libraries. 

Parents support their child with learning to read, by listening to their child read the books that are taken home from school each day.  Home and school communicate about children’s reading through the use of a reading record/journal.

Our intent as a school is that all of our children want to read but most of all, enjoy and love reading!

As a school we include books from the CLPE Power of Reading scheme and corresponding writing units which helps to motivate and inspire both reluctant readers but particularly writers through the context of engaging texts and literary techniques such as drama.