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Reading at Home:


Oak Class have said goodbye to reading records! This year Oak Class children will have a bookmark to track the books they have read this year. At the end of each book read, they will complete a book review in class which applies their VIPERS reading skills. The expectation of regular home reading (independent and parent listened) continues.


Whole-class guided reading:

The current most effective approach to guided reading is whole-class. Three times a week the children will have a whole-class guided reading session where they will engage in group discussions, partner-talk and independent written responses following our VIPERS skills (please see separate document for further information). These will be themed focused, exposing the children to a variety of text types and genres which link to our overall termly theme.



Alongside their whole-class guided reading sessions, Oak class will have a ‘shared reading’ session once a week. In reading pairs, the children will unpick a chosen text per term. These involve using audio books. 

Oak class’ library is well stocked with a variety of genres and well-kept by the class librarians.

During our PSHE sessions, there will be opportunities for newspaper reading (KS2 aimed and friendly).

These sessions will generate lots of opportunity for discussion branching their knowledge on the wider world and current affairs.