Reading in Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2, we build upon children's reading skills by teaching them as a whole class.
Each week brings a new text for the children to explore and practise their comprehension skills. On Mondays, we explore the text and practise our prediction skills. On Tuesdays we focus on vocabulary to help us understand the text more. On Wednesday, we ask questions about the text so on Thursday, we can practise all of our comprehension skills.
In class, our comprehension skills are known as VIPERS.
V - Vocabulary
I - Inference
P - Prediction
E - Explain
R - Retrieve
S - Summarise
Reading for Pleasure
We dedicate our Friday reading lessons to Reading for Pleasure. We play games in class, produce art work and drawings based on books we enjoy and sometime we simply sit and enjoy a good book!
Children can earn stars on their book mark for the pages that they read. Once they collect 21 stars, they achieve their Bronze Award 21 more stickers for their Silver and another 21 stickers for their gold. Once they have achieved their Gold Award, they get a free book from our book vending machine. They can then work towards their Platinum Award which, when achieved, will make them a Reading Ambassador for the school!
To earn a stick, children should read:
Year 3 - 30 pages
Year 4 - 40 pages
Year 5 - 50 pages
Year 6 - 60 pages
We also have a list of must-read books and these can earn children a bonus sticker if they complete the book!