English at Queens Park Academy
Children in Reception and in Key Stage One follow the ‘Read Write Inc’ programme. As part of the programme, they take reading books home that they have practised in lessons. Children also borrow books from the school and class libraries.
Children in Key Stage two take home a reading book from a number of different reading schemes that are levelled using book bands. Children work their way through the book bands until they become ‘free readers’ and can choose their own books to read. Children in Key Stage two also borrow books from the school and class libraries.
Children across the school have a daily story time to ensure that they know a range of stories across different genres. The children listen to, join in with and discuss the books that they hear. This not only allows children to learn and understand story language and structure but also introduces them to a love of reading that we hope will continue throughout their lives.
Children are taught reading skills during reading lessons with the teacher. There are six skills that we focus on which are;
Summarising (Sequencing in KS1)
To remember all of these reading skills we use the acronym VIPERS.
We teach these skills so that the children learn how to use and understand the texts that they read.