At Warwick Road Primary, we recognise that reading is a multi-strategy approach to understanding the written word. It is not simply the decoding of black marks on the page but involves the ability to read a wide range of texts with understanding. Competence in reading is the key to independent learning. It is for this reason that we are placing a heavy emphasis on reading within our school.
In KS1, 'Bug Club' is used as a core reading scheme for independent reading and structured guided reading. Guided reading operates throughout our school and is taught through a robust programme that provides everything a child needs to master fluency and deepen comprehension. The scheme is used as an engaging and imaginative independent reading solution for the whole school.
During guided reading sessions, your child will answer questions based on the reading content domains appropriate to their key stage. The content domain sets out the relevant elements from the national curriculum programme of study (2014).
For English at Key Stage 1, these are assessed in the English reading test. The tests will, over time, sample from each area of the content domain. The Key Stage 1 English reading tests will focus on the comprehension elements of the national curriculum.
The Key Stage 2 English reading tests will focus on the comprehension elements of the national curriculum.
Co-operation and support from parents is paramount if a child is to become a successful reader. We aim to send appropriate level reading books home on a weekly basis with your child's reading record book. We encourage parents and carers to leave comments in individual reading records, which will be monitored by staff and supported by classroom assistants. On occasions, we may ask your child to complete a book review about the book they have read to ensure they have a good level of understanding for the book band they are working at.
Reading should not be seen as just a 'school activity' but something that can be done anywhere. Every child in school will be provided with a computing passport at the start of the academic year. This passport will contain all of your child's log in details so that they can access e-books assigned by their class teacher.
Our new library area has been populated with new books and is now up and running. Children have the opportunity to borrow books from the library on a weekly basis.
We would like to remind parents that a small section of our library contains books for parents. The library will be open to parents two days a week from 2:45 - 3:10. If parents would like to borrow books, please visit the office and leave your name and a £5.00 deposit (cost to replace torn, lost or damaged books). You will then be provided with a library card.