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Reading

Viewley Hill Reading Progression Document

Viewley Hill Approach to Reading Comprehension

Our Aims

It is our aim at Viewley Hill Academy to develop children's reading skills  in order to provide them with life skills and to promote reading for pleasure and enjoyment.  We believe that reading can open doors and give our pupils life chances through improved language and vocabulary skills and stimulated imaginations and curiosity.  We aim to provide our children with a high quality reading curriculum that spans all genres so that upon leaving primary education all pupils are able to read fluently with understanding and confidence and have the skills to be good independent learners in the next stage of the educational journey.   The ways in which we meet this aim are through a  carefully planned and progressive curriculum, access to high quality texts, book fairs, celebration of reading days, book clubs, birthday books and half termly recommended reads.

Our Approach

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 undertake Reading Skills lessons with the whole class three times a week following the Reading Skills document.  For those children in reception, these skills are taught in guided reading sessions and during story sessions.

For those children who reach Key Stage 2 who are not able to read sufficiently to access the curriculum fully, they are supported with additional reading 1:1, phonics sessions and Reading Rocketeers for comprehension skills.

How do we know what the children need?

All children are assessed in their reading against the simple view of reading.  This allows for focused teaching for those children in either independent or guided sessions.


Early Years Reading and Phonics

Below are resources and documents for early years reading.

Letter for parentsDownload
Parent presentation for Little WandleDownload
Alphabet MatDownload
Grow the code matDownload
LWL_S letter formation mat with formation phrasesDownload
Ph Sound MatsDownload
Useful Links for Phonics at Home

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