Language

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Reading

Individual Reading

At least once a week your child will be listened to read by the Class Teacher or Teaching Assistant. We have a range of fiction and non-fiction books which the children choose. The children will be asked questions to check their understanding of the book. We  encourage parents to write comments in their reading record books when you have heard your child read at home. Reading books are only changed when we think the child fully understands the book they are reading, We use a range of reading schemes to support individual reading such as:

  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Bug Club

 

Guided Reading

These are 30 minute reading sessions, four times a week, where the children read a range of books, both fiction and non-fiction to their Class Teacher. The children complete a range of activities during their guided reading sessions, and spend 1 session a week reading with the Class Teacher. We have a range of reading schemes for guided reading to try to offer our children a breadth of reading material. For KS2 guided reading sessions  we use Bug Club.

School Library

Here at Willow Tree Primary School we are proud of our new school library. Every class from the Early Years to Year 6 has the opportunity to read books from the school library. We have a range of fiction and non-fiction books that will interest you, as well as special books that will help you with your topic.