The focus for reading in KS1 holds true to the wider school aim of developing strong reading skills whilst fostering a love of books.
Children in KS1 access a range of recognised reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat. We use the national colour book banding to group texts of similar level whist giving the children a chance to select a book which interests them.
As children move through KS1 they are introduced to guided group reading sessions. This works by putting together a group of children with similar reading levels; allowing wider discussion around a text to improve key skills such as comprehension.
Throughout KS1, children are grouped for a daily focussed phonics session (using Letters and Sounds). These phonics groups are smaller in size to allow strong readers to be challenged and less confident readers to be supported at a pace that is appropriate to them.
The following booklet will be useful if you are looking for ideas to further support your childs reading at home:-