North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

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Reading in KS2

In key stage 2, to develop reading and enthuse our children we use:


Home and school reading

Oxford Reading Tree - This scheme is used for individual reading throughout school and at home. We also use the Oxford Reading Tree collection for guided reading during school time for specific groups.


Project X  -  Project X is a modern, whole-school reading and writing programme specially developed to motivate boys and address the gender gap in literacy


Free Readers: Once children reach a reading age and comprehension age of 10+ (tested using Salford) they are invited to become 'free' readers. They have access to a library of different authors, both in their classroom and the school's library. Their reading is closely monitored to ensure they are getting the challenge to push them further in their reader.


Phonic Bug: Phonic bug is also used in key stage 2 to continue the phonic journey and address any gaps which have followed from KS1.


Guided reading within school


We have many different resources for guided reading within our school.


Connectors books: Connectors is a ground-breaking reciprocal reading series for peer-to-peer learning. Each child in KS2 are trained to use the reciprocal reading programme to further their reading journey.


Record breaking comprehension: An exciting series that uses fascinating world records to engage all pupils and develop reading comprehension skills.


Guided reading resources: Guided Reading should include the opportunity to read books from a variety of genres, with suitably challenging literary constructs and text that contains the necessity for inference and for extracting evidence to support a hypothesis. Our guided reading sets offer a  range offers a mix of classic and modern literature books, including works which are told in a variety of narrative styles. Significant authors include John Boyne, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Elizabeth Laird and Philip Pullman to name but a few are evident within the series which are banded for different year groups in KS2


Lexia: A child led, independent avenue of learning. Students work independently and at their own pace to develop fundamental reading skills in a structured, sequential manner with a focus on:

Foundational skills to develop automaticity and fluency, listening and reading comprehension with complex text, academic and domain-specific vocabulary to improve comprehension