At St Margaret's we see reading as being made up of two key elements, reading fluency and reading comprehension. Reading is of high importance in our curriculm as it underpins all subjects. Therefore, reading is not just taught in English lessons, we use our reading skills across all areas of our curriculum.
Y2 - 'I like to read ‘beast quest books’. Even though I am a free reader you still need to read because you still need to keep it up.’
Y3 - 'My teachers help me when I have a word I can’t read they help me to work out what it is.’
Y4 - 'My whole class reading for pleasure book was Gansta Granny because it is funny and I haven’t read it in a long time.'
Y5 - 'I like reading because it lets you into another world even when you are still just sat in exactly the same chair.’
Y6 - 'I enjoyed Carrie’s War because it was all about the past and our history and what had happened in the world. When you read it it felt like you were experiencing it, like you were there.'
Intent, Implementation, Impact
Intent, Implementation, Impact The Reading Element of our Teaching and Learning Policy
This information has been extracted from our whole school's teaching and learning policy to exemplify how we teach reading at St Margaret's.
Whole School Reading Curriculum Progression Map
This document demonstrates how our children's comprehension and fluency skills develop as they progress from reception through to Year 6.
Assessing Reading Fluency
At St Margaret's we used the multidimensional fluency scale to assess our children's reading fluency.
The Megabook of Fluency by Timothy V. Rasinski and Melissa Cheesman Smith
Free Readers Reading Spine
Our free readers Reading Spine is from 'Reading Reconsidered by Doug Lemov'
Source: Manic Street Teachers https://www.manicstreetteachers.com/copy-of-free-book-maps
National Poetry Day 202107 Oct 2021
We explored the theme 'choice'. We read, discussed and perfomed poems and even wrote our...
Rudolf Run Returns06 Dec 2021
For the second year running some of our staff got on their running trainers and walking boots and made a dash from the Rawdon/Horsforth boarder down...
World Book Day 202203 Mar 2022
Just like every year, we celebrated World Book Day 2022 on the March 3rd.
Some classes visited our local Horsforth library and borrowed books....