We are thrilled this year to be teaching reading from Year 2 upwards using the Destination Reader approach.
By structuring our timetable carefully, we have dedicated time each morning for the specific teaching of this subject. Our reading lessons give our pupils the best possible opportunities to foster a life-long love of reading and engage with texts on a deeper level of understanding.
Lessons are highly structured and we place discussion at the heart of our learning. Each lesson begins with the direct teaching of reading before pupils spend time reading independently with a partner. This session is crucial in building reading stamina, the ability to concentrate on a text for longer periods and the skills necessary to articulate and justify opinions. We focus closely on acquiring new vocabulary so that all children are equipped with the strategies they need to unlock texts.
When children feel confident reading, they have the keys to achieving success throughout school and in the world beyond. We aim to foster in our pupils a love of reading that will last their whole lives.