Reading at Ratby
At Ratby Primary School we aim to provide high quality teaching and learning experiences to enable the children to become skilled and fluent readers. We strive to make reading engaging and exciting to promote reading for pleasure.
Each child learns to read at their own pace and in their own way. We adapt our teaching to make sure every child is making the best possible progress. We provide additional support for children needing it through Reading and Phonics interventions
Reading in Class
Teachers read regularly to the children through modelled reading, shared stories, poems and information books. Teachers and children really enjoy sharing books and listening to stories, which provides opportunities to visualise, develop their imagination and to learn new vocabulary.
We have daily Guided Reading and or Whole Class Reading sessions in all classes and our teachers record our progress as we read. We also have home school diaries and we, our teachers and our parents write comments to each other about how well we are doing. We have lots of books to choose from within our Guided Reading schemes. At Ratby Primary School we use Rigby Star, Phonic Bugs, Project X and Rapid Readers. We also take a choice book which we can choose from our reading areas or the library.
Across a half term we ensure children have the opportunity to read a range of genres and develop the reading skills in a number of areas. Below is a typical plan for the half term