In our School, we love to read. This page provides information on how we celebrate the gift of reading in our school.
Our Reading Initiatives
Phonics in KS1
Click here to find out information about our phonics lessons in Key Stage 1.
Whole Class Guided Reading in KS2
In Key Stage 2, our children have 3 lessons per week solely focussed on Guided Reading. Click here to find out more.
Vocabulary Ninja’s Word of the Day
Did you know that every class in our school learns a new word every day? Click here to find out about our Word of the Day initiative!
Each of our classes uses Literacy Shed’s Reading Vipers to help develop the comprehension skills of our children. Click here to find out about Reading Vipers.
Our Class Texts
In Donaldson Class, we are reading the children’s classic: ‘Jack & Beanstalk’ at the moment.
Jack, a poor country boy, trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, which grow into an enormous beanstalk reaching up into the clouds. Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds himself in the castle of an unfriendly giant. The giant senses Jack’s presence and cries, Fee-fi-fo-fum!
In Dahl Class we are reading ‘The Twits’ by our class’s namesake Roald Dahl.
A hideous, vindictive, spiteful couple known as the Twits live together in a brick house without windows. They continuously play nasty practical jokes on each other out of hatred for one another, They also keep a family of pet monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps.
Rowling Class, we are reading Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. The is a book set around WW2. When a WW2 air raid happens, Olive’s sister -Sukie – goes missing. Oliver and her brother (Cliff) have to be evacuated and meet some people on the way. Now Olive has mystery to solve because she has found a note and she is determined to solve it and find her sister.
We will be using this book to improve our comprehension skills by regularly answers VIPERS questions based on our book and using it to inspire pieces of writing from a range of genres such as narrative, diary entries and of course, letter writing.