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Reading

 

 

“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,

Go throw your TV set away,

And in its place you can install,

A lovely bookshelf on the wall”

                                                                        

Roald Dahl: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

 

 

 

 

“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a great love of reading”    (B.F. Skinner)

 

Our aim at Great Bradfords Junior School is:

 

·         To develop happy, healthy and curious learners, who read confidently and independently;

·         To enable the children to develop a lifelong enjoyment and pleasure in reading;

·         To enable the children to access, understand and begin to manage information;

·         To enable the children to understand the meaning of what is read to them and what they read;

·         To enable the children to understand and respond to the feelings that words can arouse in us like happiness, sadness and anger;

·         To enable the children to understand that this experience allows us to make connections with other people;

·         To  enable  the children to walk through doors to the past, to the future and to other worlds, both real and imagined;

·         To enable the children to identify and appreciate authors style and devices to support their own writing.

 

We will do this by:

 

  • Introducing children to a variety of book genres through whole class and group reading;
  • Reading with individual children;
  • Planning and assessing guided reading sessions that develop individual comprehension skills;
  • Creating links between reading and all other areas of the curriculum;
  • Where appropriate, arranging focused and timely interventions to assist phonic decoding;
  • Where appropriate, arranging focused and timely interventions to assist children’s ability to recognised high frequency words;
  • Where appropriate, arranging focused and timely interventions to assist reading understanding and the development of comprehension skills;
  • Promoting a love of fiction, with themed book days;
  • Allowing time for children to share their enjoyment of books through discussions;
  • Continually developing and enhancing our library system so that the children have access to a range of fiction and non-fiction texts;
  • Encouraging children to read independently and aloud to an adult outside of the school day.

 

Please click here for some    pdf Recommended Reading (252 KB)

Please click here for questions you can ask your children  pdf Key Stage 2 Reading Questions (285 KB)