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Reading at Greenleas

Greenleas is proud of the importance reading has in our curriculum, which empowers our children to become confident, enthusiastic, independent readers. Through a carefully planned programme of teaching and learning, children progress from hearing and recognising sounds in the environment, through segmenting and blending the sounds in words, to developing comprehension, fluency and resilience in reading independently across a range of topics and genres. In learning to read, Greenleas children understand that they can read to learn, and our creative curriculum supports this ideology by inspiring our children to read more in order to broaden and deepen their knowledge. This prepares them well for future study as they transition to middle school.

  1. Letting children select their own reading books choosing from a range of reading schemes

  2. Ensuring children are exposed to a range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction

  3. Having a clear reading progression system that runs throughout the school

  4. Conferencing regularly with children about their strengths and areas for development

  5. Celebrating reading success weekly as a whole school during assembly

  6. Maximising reading opportunities across the curriculum

  7. Setting high expectations for reading outside of school (Reading four times a week to achieve a Clover stamp)

  8. Liaising with parents via children’s reading records

  9. Encouraging a love of reading and reading for enjoyment

  10. Taking part in national and local reading celebrations e.g. World Book Day, A Million Minutes, Summer Reading Challenge