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Reading

Reading in KS1

At the start of Year 1, teachers and/or teaching assistants listen to children read individually once per week.

These reading sessions focus on each child’s reading target (word reading and/or comprehension).  Teachers make notes on individual running records, including children’s next steps. During these sessions, staff ensure that the children are reading the correct level books and identify and work on their next step targets. Over the course of the year, children build up to starting guided reading groups.

In Year 2, guided reading takes place four times per week

Teachers record these sessions on the GGR Record sheets which are kept in the class reading folder. Each session focuses on a word reading or a comprehension objective from the National Curriculum. At the end of the session, teachers record whether each child has met the objective or is working toward the objective as well as any specific comments.

In Year 2 class teachers and teaching assistants regularly listen to children read individually.

Records of individual reading are kept in the class reading folder. During these sessions, staff ensure that the children are reading the correct level books and identify and work on their next step targets.