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Reading Intent, Implementation & Impact


-            Children read due to a love of reading

-            Children read with fluency, confidence and have a good understanding of what they’re reading

-            Every day, teachers read inspiring, exciting books from our fiction and science spines

-            Children leave Kennall Vale school at the expected standard for reading

-            Children develop comprehension skills using VIPERS -vocabulary, inference, prediction, explain, retrieve and sequence / summarise


-            Children are listened to read, on a fortnightly basis

-            Lower 20% readers listened to, everyday

-            KS2 children read for twenty minutes, independently, four times a week

-            Children practise reading comprehension skills, weekly

-            Children are exposed to fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts, everyday

-            Adults model reading with expression, intonation, pausing to show punctuation and text structure

-            Children participate in Reading Blitz, every five weeks. All children read to their assigned adult.

-            Books are relevant, carefully book-banded and easy to access. 

-            Children from EYFS-year 2 have a phonics book that is aligned to their phonic level

-            Children from year 2-6 have a Zone of Proximal Development to select books that are of a suitable level

-            Once a term, each class enjoys a Reading Café, in the hall. Parents are invited to school to share a book with a biscuit and a cup of tea


-           Children are excited and enthused to talk about reading to other children, teachers parents, governors and visitors.

-            Children can confidently apply prior knowledge of phonics when decoding new words.

-            KS1 children achieve reading miles

-            KS2 children are achieving Accelerated Reader certificates, regularly

-            Statutory assessments in Year 2 and 6

-            Teachers collect standardised scores from NFER assessments in year 3,4 and 5