Reading in Key Stage Two
In Key Stage Two, we ensure that all children take part in reading and associated activities every day through 30 minute daily reading comprehension sessions. The teaching of reading focuses upon the meaning of words in context and how these contribute to the meaning of the text, retrieving information from a text, making inferences from the text as well as summarising information and making predictions. Each day has a structured approach to the teaching of reading and has a clear focus on the teaching of vocabulary. Reading and answering written reading comprehension questions is modelled and taught explicitly.
Your child will be provided with a reading book which will be matched to their current level of ability. We encourage this to be read and enjoyed at home to develop their reading fluency. Your child can change their home reading book in their classroom.
If your child needs extra support with their reading, we will regularly assess them to find which area of reading it is that they need extra support with. Some children require extra support with reading accuracy (their ability to know and blend sounds in words) while other children require additional support with reading fluency (the pace and rhythm of reading taking into account of the punctuation.) Many children may also require additional support with reading comprehension (answering questions about the text they have read.) If your child receives extra support in reading, this will usually be through short bursts of additional reading in the afternoon.