Reading schemes in Key Stage 1 at Lawefield Primary School


Oxford Reading Tree is our main scheme for individual readers. These range from stage 1 which are picture based with no words so that children can begin to develop language from illustrations up to stage 14 which are comparable to short novels. Within the Oxford Reading Tree scheme there are strands to support phonics development for example Song Birds & Floppy Phonics both of which link into the Letters & Sounds programme. Phonic lessons are also supported by using a web tool called Phonics Play which provides children with games to practice segmenting and blending. Further to this, Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies are used to develop reading of non fiction texts.

Guided Reading

Children also receive guided reading sessions in small groups and for this we use Rigby Star, Brilliant Comprehension and other resources as appropriate. These resources contain a range of fiction and non fiction books with follow up comprehension activities for the children to further develop their understanding of different text types.

Within the guided reading session the teacher will focus on aspects such as:

  • Text orientation
  • Sometimes hearing the children read aloud to assess fluency and expression.
  • Sometimes setting a challenge e.g. find the words that describe the character’s feelings.
  • The Content Domains are covered throughout the key stage

Assessment

  • Recording is done on guided reading sheets that also have Content Domain objectives on.
  • Assessments are carried out three times a year.


KS2 Reading Schemes

Reading books

In KS2 the main reading scheme used is Oxford reading Tree. Reading books are sent home daily until the child reaches a competent level and becomes a ‘free reader’. They are then still encouraged to take a library book home, or a book from the book corner. Children still on the reading scheme are heard read either in guided reading or assembly time at least one a week. This is either done by a teacher or teaching assistant.

Guided reading

Children receive:

  • One whole class comprehension lesson
  • At least one session a week from the class teacher.
  • One independent comprehension session which,where possible, is linked to the class topic or literacy theme.
  • One session in the book corner to encourage enjoyment for reading.

In some classes the children use ICT to follow up Rigby Star guided reading material. In some classes the children have a group novel or have peer reading time.

Resources for guided reading include:

  • Rigby Navigator/Max
  • Reading Explorers
  • Pelican Guided Reading
  • Comprehension books e.g Key comprehension, Brilliant Comprehension or Letts

Within the guided reading session the teacher will focus on aspects such as:

  • Text orientation
  • Sometimes hearing the children read aloud to assess fluency and expression.
  • Sometimes setting a challenge e.g. find the words that describe the character’s feelings.
  • The Content Domains are covered throughout the key stage

Assessment

  • Recording is done on guided reading sheets that also have Content Domain objectives on.
  • Assessments are carried out three times a year.



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