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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. Four 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. Our reading skills are also applied to our class novel used within our English lessons.