Reading at Etchingham
We explicitly teach the core reading skills that children need (improving vocabulary, inferring, predicting, analysing, empathising explanation, retrieval, summarising) through whole class lessons. Explicitly teaching the key reading skills means that children have a good understanding of how writers make choices to have a specific effect on the reader, which in turn transfers into their writing. Each class reads a rich, class text which is linked to their Learning Journey.
READING FOR PLEASURE
Reading with parents at home is key to building reading stamina which is now essential in the light of the more challenging curriculum.
Pupils are expected and encouraged to read at home most days. It makes a huge difference to progress.
- Encourage the children to ask the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary to extend their knowledge.
- Read to your child – the book can be more challenging than the level they at which they are reading
- Let the children listen to audio CDs