Our aims for Reading at Yattendon
To encourage children to become enthusiastic and reflective readers through contact with challenging and enriching texts.
To read a wide variety of genres and text types.
To read with confidence, fluency and understanding, using a range of independent strategies to self-monitor and correct mistakes.
To develop confident and independent readers by inspiring a love of literature and an enjoyment of reading for pleasure.
Good reading skills allow children to access all areas of the curriculum. In order to read across the curriculum with fluency, accuracy, understanding and enjoyment pupils need to use a range of strategies: drawing on knowledge of context and grammatical knowledge; applying phonic knowledge and skills; applying alphabet knowledge and developing word recognition.
These skills are taught and applied in various ways at Yattendon.
Different books and text types are shared as a whole class or group with opportunities for children to discuss, join in with and comment on what is being read.
This is an opportunity to develop and practise reading skills whilst engaging with a variety of texts. Working with groups of children, teachers support individuals growing skills using a balance of questioning and guidance to encourage fluency and comprehension of texts.
Our children take books of an appropriate level home daily to practice their reading skills with an adult outside of school. As the children progress they will select their own books from the school library or from home.
There are opportunities in school for children to select books to read independently either from the school library or from Class book areas.