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Oakley Vale Primary school

Daily Reading Lessons

Once children can decode confidently, their reading lessons focus on developing reading fluency and comprehension. Reading comprehension is the ability to read a text, process it and understand its meaning. It relies on two, interconnected abilities: word reading (being able to decode the symbols on the page) and language comprehension (being able to understand the meaning of the words and sentences.)


All children have daily reading lessons which are based around a weekly text. The text or extract includes challenging vocabulary and the aim is for children to be able to read it independently at 90 words per minute by the end of Tuesdays lesson. See below for the structure of the weekly lessons.