How do we teach reading at Waterside Primary School?
Year 2 (Autumn and Spring 1)
In the Autumn and beginning of the Spring term in Year 2, at Waterside, we continue to build on the reading skills that the children have learned in Year 1. We continue to use the Little Wandle Reading Session structure with book banded books (or decodable books for those still requiring phonics) to develop fluency and comprehension.
Year 2 – 6
From Spring 2 in Year 2 through to Year 6 children are taught reading skills through a whole class reading sessions. These sessions occur 4 times per week and follow a clear structure to ensure consistency across school. However, children who require additional support for reading will receive a well differentiated reading session to meet their needs to develop their confidence in reading. In reading skills lessons children:
Develop their fluency of reading through modelled reading and opportunities to read
Develop understanding of vocabulary and the meanings of new words
Develop their internal voice as a reader
Deepen their comprehension skills (aligned with their specific areas for development)
Wil be become increasingly independent in applying reading skills