Hareside Primary School

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Reading at Hareside

Nursery

In our Nursery the children access daily stories and rhymes. The children have regular opportunities to sing familiar songs and nursery rhymes. They also access a set of quality, age appropriate key texts which they get to know really well. The key texts we have chosen are often repetitive, making them easier for the children to join in. This ensures that reading becomes interactive and fun.

The children also have a daily poetry and rhymes session which focuses on a wide variety of tradition Nursery rhymes.

The Nursery has there own library and the children get to choose a book to take home and share with parents.

The Nursery children experience carefully planned activities to develop their early phonic skills so that they are ready to access Read Write Inc when they start Reception.

Reception

From the start of Reception, synthetic phonics is taught using Read Write Inc. Phonics is delivered daily, ensuring that children rapidly learn all letter sounds and move quickly on to segmenting and blending these sounds to support their reading and writing. In Reception the focus is on the children recognising and blending using Set 1 and Set 2 sounds. The children’s phonics progress is assessed frequently so that teachers can identify any children who might need targeted support. The children take home a RWI Book Bag Book which closely matches the sounds they are learning in their RWI phonics groups.

We continue to build on the children's love of stories in Reception. The Nursery key texts are available in the class reading area for the children to revisit and share with their friends and staff. The Reception key texts build upon the Nursery Selection. Some continue to use patterned language and they encourage the children to retell the stories and talk about the characters. We also ensure that our topics are based around quality stories, poems and non-fiction texts.

The children also have access to a daily poetry and rhyme session. The poetry books have been carefully selected to encourage the children to join in repetition and rhyme with enthusiasm and interest.

The children also have weekly access to the Reception/KS1 library to choose their own books to share at home.

Year 1

Daily Read Write Inc sessions continue in Year 1 with a focus on consolidating set 1 and 2 sounds as well as introducing set 3 sounds. As in Reception the children’s phonics progress is assessed frequently so that teachers can identify any children who might need targeted support. The children also take home a RWI Book Bag Book which closely matches the sounds they are learning in their RWI phonics groups.

Just like in Reception, the previous year’s key texts are available in the Year 1 class reading area for the children to revisit and share with their friends and staff. The Year 1 key texts that we have chosen for the children are still based around picture books to encourage a love of reading. The illustrations and some rhyming text really help the children on their journey to become independent readers.

The children also have access to a daily poetry and rhyme session. The poetry books have been carefully selected to offer different authors and poems and build on what they have experienced in Early Years.

The children also have weekly access to the Reception/KS1 library to choose their own books to share at home.

Year 2

A high percentage of our children pass the phonics screening test in Year 1 and those children who can decode and are proficient in phonics, move to guided reading sessions. The children move from the grey RWI Book Bag books to banded reading books which are monitored to ensure the children are accessing texts appropriate to their reading skills. Children who need a little extra support with their fluency are heard read daily. Any children who did not pass the Year 1 phonics screening test will continue to access RWI phonics in appropriate ability groups.

The Year 1 key texts are available in the Year 2 class reading area for the children to revisit and share with their friends and staff. The key texts that we have chosen for the children to become very familiar with in Year 2 are important as the children begin to move from picture books to experiencing chapter books. These provide a more substantive story line and make the children use their imagination.

The children also have weekly access to the Reception/KS1 library to choose their own books to share at home. They have access to both picture books and chapter books.

Years 3 and 4

Books are carefully monitored to ensure the book band they are working within is at the correct level for optimal fluency. Levels and book bands continue from Key Stage 1 ensuring a cohesive approach to reading in school. As well as banded home reader books, children have constant access to the year 3 and 4 library area where they can independently choose a book from a wide selection of age appropriate, high quality texts.

Children will read at least once a week to the teacher in whole class guided reading sessions where high quality and engaging texts are used for all children. Comprehension skills are developed using VIPERS. Children read aloud to a member of staff during guided reading sessions each week and those who benefit from extra fluency and retrieval practice are part of our daily reading programme.

In year 3 and 4 children and staff use Reading Plus, to improve reading fluency and comprehension. Reading Plus automatically provides instant feedback to children and teachers and works at the child’s own sight reading pace and reading level with regular practice improving both. Children are expected to use Reading Plus both at school and at home as homework to ensure they complete 5 modules per week. Detailed analysis allows staff to ensure progress in reading and target those children who require further practice.

We provide two reading interventions targeted at groups of children:

1. Read Write Inc phonics scheme intervention.

2. Reading Plus analysis targeted intervention.

Years 5 and 6

Like year 3 and 4, our upper key stage two children read at least once a week to the teacher in whole class guided reading sessions, using the VIPERS approach to improve comprehension. Texts are carefully selected to enhance the curriculum, engage and challenge our children. Those children who we feel will benefit from reading aloud regularly are given the opportunity to read to an adult frequently.

Children in years 5 and 6 access the Accelerated Reader programme and those children who are transitional readers access ‘Star Early Literacy’ within the Accelerated Reader programme. Books are selected using their ‘zone of proximal development’ (ZPD) range and children can independently select their book within this range, Our year 5 and 6 library is organised and arranged according to ZPD ranges and staff guide children to select appropriate books when necessary; however children are also given lots of opportunities to explore and select additional books should they wish. Children are encouraged to read aloud at least three times a week and once a book is complete, children complete a quiz to check their level of understanding, which helps us check that the book is at the right level. Children are further engaged in reading through regular competitions such as word counts. We work closely with parents who can view and monitor their child’s progress using Accelerated Reader Home Connect.

As well as Accelerated Reader, years 5 and 6 also access Reading Plus to complete at least 5 modules a week, with teachers using the detailed analysis of each child to help support and further develop each child’s reading ability.

Targeted reading interventions take place in year 5 and 6 for a group of children using the Fresh Start scheme for reading and spelling as well as the Reading Plus scheme which provides detailed analysis and suggested lessons for each child.

 

Useful Links

Phonics

Phonics at Hareside

 

Reading

Hareside Book Club - Greenaway Prize Shadowing

Key Stage 2 Approach to Reading Autumn 2020

Year 5 & 6 Parent Information - Accelerated Reader

Hareside Key Stories

RWI home readers

Reception Reading presentation

Parents comments suggestions for reading records

Reading at home Hareside reading record comments

Websites to support reading at home (attached to email )

 

Home Reading Challenges

Spring 2021 Reading Challenge

November reading challenge Nov 2020   (attached to email)

Fall into a good book Autumn reading challenge 2020   (attached to email)

The Summer reading Challenge 2020

Reading at home Concordia challenge  (attached to email)

The Valentine’s Book Swap

24 books before Christmas EYFS/KS1 reading challenge

Hareside Autumn Reading Challenge 2019