Tout Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9DH
01963 32660

 

 

 

 

Reading at Our  Lady's

At Our Lady's we believe reading is the bedrock of success in education. Through reading, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. 

Each class has a selection of carefully selected core set of stories.  Teachers also supplement the core stories with  Read Aloud sessions which include a variety of rich literature and texts of both fiction, poetry and non-fiction.  Quiet reading sessions are also timetabled in.  At Our Lady's we understand the importance of repetition. On each rereading, the children's familiarity with a story deepens and with that comes a greater engagement and we hope a love of words.

In EYFS the children enjoy daily story times and rhyme time.  

In Key Stage 1 the children have daily guided reading following our Read Write Inc Programme.  They also take home the same guided reading book to practise rereading and consolidate new vocabulary and phonics.  They too have daily story times and rhyme time.

In Key Stage 2 the children have two guided reading sessions a week (1 hour each) with one session based on their class novel (high quality text) and the second session incorporating a range of genres.

All children have an individual reading book matched to their reading ability.  In year 2 the children begin moving onto ability appropriate books. And in KS2 there is a reading scheme to support children who need more consolidation.

Our Tree Tops Library is our ongoing project with all fundraising to equip it with a diverse collection of books.

Reading Awards

At each celebration assembly a pupil is awarded Reader of the Week and their photograph is placed on our Reader of the Week Display Board. Each pupil also receives a trophy which either sits on their desk or has a special place in the classroom.  When a pupil achieves 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 reads they visit Mrs Girton (Headteacher) for a well done and a sticker!   

 

Aims:

The aim of this curriculum is to promote the highest standards of language and literacy by equipping children with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature. We aim for children to be able to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.