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Oakley Vale Primary school

Reading Strategy

"We recognise that being able to read is a key skill for life for all children and believe that every child can learn to read with the right teaching and support."

At Oakley Vale we believe reading is the key to unlocking the entire curriculum, therefore we prioritise reading across the whole school. EYFS and KS1 have daily Read, Write Inc lessons and KS2 have daily reading lessons (see structure below.)

The text links to the writing/theme (if appropriate) taking place in the week.  The text chosen (or section of) includes challenging vocabulary – descriptive language for fiction or poetry, subject specific vocabulary when looking at non- fiction. The text is roughly one side of A4 aiming for the children to be able to read it at 90 words per minute independently by the end of Tuesday.

Evidence: one sheet is created with the questions for Tuesday to Friday’s comprehension questions