Woodland View Primary School

Our Reading Offer

Our Reading Offer

At Woodland View, we aim for every child to make progress through fostering a love of reading.  

We do this through our agreed reading offer for all children:

 

Reading for pleasure - Children can enjoy reading purely for reading’s sake by:

 

  • A class shared text daily
  • Using high quality texts
  • Opportunities for quiet reading in class throughout the week

 

Teaching of reading - Children are taught to read using Monster Phonics, catch up phonics, daily reading, shared reading, reading interventions, speech and language interventions, reading across the curriculum. Reading is continued in the later years in:

 

  • At least 3 reading lessons a week which develops such skills as vocabulary, comprehension, inference and skimming/scanning
  • Vocabulary lessons including use of Vocabulary Ninja and explicit vocabulary lessons

 

Range of texts - Children are encouraged to explore a range of genres, authors and complexity of texts by:

 

  • Borrowing books from “50 books to read before you leave Woodland View”
  • Using a range of age appropriate texts
  • Within whole class reading a mixture of different genres will be used and questioning will be used that will challenge the children and include a range of question types to suit the text

 

Shared reading - Children have opportunities to share texts, talk about books, read to others and be read to.

 

Active engagement - At time, children will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of texts using drama, role play, models, film by:

 

  •  At least 3 x whole class reading

 

Positive role models - Adults engage in reading themselves and talk about the books they have read.

 

 

OUR READING OFFER DURING LOCKDOWN.

 

Our reading offer during lockdown:

During lockdown and closure of school to most children, we continue to aim for every child to make progress through fostering a love of reading.

Our reading offer during this time is as follows:

 

Reading for pleasure - Children can enjoy reading purely for reading’s sake by:

 

  • A class shared text daily: this will be online in a video read by a member of staff.
  • Using high quality texts: all of our planning and lessons will continue to use high quality texts
  • Opportunities for quiet reading in class throughout the week: we ask that children have the opportunity to read quietly at home or for children to be read to.

 

Teaching of reading - Children are taught to read using Monster Phonics, catch up phonics, daily reading, shared reading, reading interventions, speech and language interventions, reading across the curriculum. Reading is continued in the later years in:

  • Monster phonics sessions continue to be taught daily online
  • Online and blended learning includes 3 reading lessons a week which develops such skills as vocabulary, comprehension, inference and skimming/scanning
  • Vocabulary lessons including use of Vocabulary Ninja and explicit vocabulary lessons

 

Range of texts - Children are encouraged to explore a range of genres, authors and complexity of texts by:

 

  • Using a range of age appropriate texts: we recommend lovereading4kids.com for a variety of extracts for children. In addition, there is a free Kindle App from which there are some free books to download and Oak National Academy are also offering free books online: https://library.thenational.academy/

 

  • Within our reading lessons, there will be a mixture of different genres will be used and questioning will be used that will challenge the children and include a range of question types to suit the text.

 

Shared reading - Children have opportunities to share texts, talk about books, read to others and be read to: in lockdown, we encourage children to listen to our stories online and to join in with live sessions to discuss what they have read or heard.

 

Active engagement - At time, children will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of texts using drama, role play, models, film by:

 

  •  At least 3 x whole class reading every week. There are films, texts and music to provide a variety of engagement.

 

 

Positive role models - Adults engage in reading themselves and talk about the books they have read: children can see this in their daily video times of staff reading.