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1:1 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 like to write comments in the children’s reading records and we encourage parents to write comments in these books when they have heard their child read too. 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 1:1 Reading such as:


Guided Reading

As well as 1:1 reading at least once a week, Teachers also listen to children read during Guided Reading. These are 30 minute daily Guided Reading sessions 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 daily 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 Guided Reading we use:

School Library

Here at St James we recently purchased a new school library. We are very proud of our library and are now keen to fill it with even more books, which we will be doing over the next academic year. 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 eith your topic. Very shortly you will be able to take books from our library home with you.

Phonics Bug

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