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Reading

The programmes of study for reading at key stages 1 and 2 consist of two dimensions:

 

  • word reading
  • comprehension (both listening and reading).

 

It is essential that teaching focuses on developing pupils’ competence in both dimensions; different kinds of teaching are needed for each.

 

Skilled word reading involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words.

 

Underpinning both is the understanding that the letters on the page represent the sounds in spoken words. This is why phonics should be emphasised in the early teaching of reading to beginners (i.e. unskilled readers) when they start school.

 

* Please go to our Phonics page for more information regarding phonics.

 

 

Good comprehension draws from linguistic knowledge (in particular of vocabulary and grammar) and on knowledge of the world. Comprehension skills develop through pupils’ experience of high-quality discussion with adults, as well as from reading and discussing a range of stories, poems and non-fiction.

 

All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum.

 

Reading widely and often increases pupils’ vocabulary because they encounter words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech. Reading also feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds.

 

Below are some questions you should aim to use whilst reading with your child to develop their comprehension:

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🔵Welcome to Sudbury Primary School🔵We will be open on Monday 10th December but this could be subject to change in the morning depending on weather conditions. Keep an eye on our Latest News Section for the latest updates🔵Please follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our latest events @SudburyPrimary🔵Don't forget the Save the Children Christmas Jumper day on Friday 15th December🔵Get all of our school diary dates onto your smart phone by subscribing to our school calendar🔵

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

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