Our vision for Reading is that children leave Heyes Lane as active, positive readers, with the confidence and skills to communicate their love of reading to others.
Why reading is Important
Progression and Outcome
The impact of teaching reading at Heyes lane is measured by the development of fluency and comprehension skills. Benchmarking, NfER assessments and teacher assessments are used to track progress across the year. We believe that by promoting a culture of achievement, every pupil will want to be an active, life-long reader. By championing individuality and personal growth, our pupils become confident readers who enjoy reading for pleasure and understand how reading is at the core of all learning. Our dynamic curriculum enables our pupils to immerse themselves in exceptional and inspirational texts.
The following content domain skills are developed and practised over several guided and whole class reading sessions:
Key Stage 1 Content Domains
1a draw on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts
1b Identify / explain key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information
1c Identify and explain the sequence of events in texts
1d make inferences from the text
1e predict what migh happen on the basis of what has been read so far
Key Stage 2 Content Domains
2a Give/explain the meaning of words in context
2b Retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction
2c Summarise main ideas from more than on paragraph
2d Make inference from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text
2e Predict what might happen from details started and implied
2f Identify / explain how information / marrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole
2g Indentify / explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phases
2h Make comparisions within the text
We aim to promote reading for enjoyment and as an activity which is chosen for its own intrinsic value. We want our pupils to be surrounded by people who are enthusiastic about reading and act as excellent role models. We endeavour to ensure our school is a place where reading for pleasure is evident and where reading is celebrated.
Our Reading Environments
Around school, reading break-out zones celebrate a love of reading.
Each class has its own selection of books containing a wide range of materials as well as a range of stories and poems.
These book corners are made cosy and inviting and maintained so they stimulate and engage children.
Our school library is used by all classes and is continually being developed to reflect the needs and preferences of our children. Our library can be used not only for fiction but as a reference for teaching and learning across our creative curriculum.
Reading is not only celebrated across our learning environments but takes high profile in assemblies.
We celebrate reading by taking part in National events such as World Book day.
We also invite authors and poets into school to bring the subject alive and to continue to promote a love of reading.
The school also has a reading buddy scheme where children from KS2 get to share their skills with children in EYFS and KS1.