During the summer term of reception, children experience adult-led guided reading. Children, in small groups, read books from the Bug Club guided reading scheme that are closely aligned to their developing phonics knowledge and knowledge of common exception words. The books are 100% decodable and each child has their own copy of the text.
The first of the guided sessions focuses on phonics/words and the second guided session focuses on developing the children’s comprehension through a specific reading skill.
In KS1, children participate in reading workshop sessions. The workshop includes adult-led guided reading delivered over two sessions and independent reading related tasks which includes the opportunity to select their own reading material to read for pleasure.
The first adult-led guided reading session focuses on phonics/words and the second guided session focuses on developing the children’s comprehension through a specific reading skill.
The children read books from the Bug Club guided reading scheme that are closely aligned to their developing phonics knowledge and knowledge of common exception words. The books are 100% decodable up until the end of phase 5, giving children the chance to apply and practice the skills and knowledge from their phonics lessons.
Key Stage 1 Reading Content Domains
draw on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts
identify/explain key aspects of fiction and non-fiction, such as characters and events
identify and explain the sequence of events in texts
make inferences from the text
predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
Children continue to participate in reading workshop sessions in KS2.
Reading workshop sessions in KS2 include a guided reading session led by the class teacher. The focus of the session is to develop a specific reading skill which will be modelled by the class teacher. The children are given the opportunity to independently apply the reading skill after the direct teaching.
Children read a variety of age-related texts from the Bug Club guided reading scheme. Please see the Bug Club Guided Reading overview below for more information.
Key Stage 2 Content Reading Domains
give/explain the meaning of words in context
retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction / non-fiction
summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph
make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text
predict what might happen from detailed stated and implied
identify / explain how information / narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole
identify / explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases