Children are taught to be fluent and independent readers within a culture that promotes a love of reading for pleasure. Reading at Bevington is taught using various methods, including:
Reading at Bevington is taught using various methods, including:
Shared reading involves the whole class and the teacher reading an enlarged text (e.g. big book, website or text projected via the visualiser and interactive whiteboard). Children are expected to be actively engaged whilst the teacher is reading, following the text and when confident, joining in and reading with the teacher. In Key Stage 1 & 2 the text is appropriate to the level that children can read by themselves. The shared reading text is used throughout the week of Guided Reading teaching to allow children to develop a range of comprehension skills mentioned below.
The teacher uses a key text to model fluency, enjoyment and interest in a range of different styles of writing and types of text. These texts are above the level that children can read by themselves and are read daily at the end of the school day to develop their vocabulary and to expose them to high quality and challenging texts. In EYFS books are selected from a special story time book basket and in Key Stage 1 & 2 key texts are selected to compliment the topic learning.
Children have the opportunity and are encouraged to access high quality texts, which they also take home with them. Reading books are sent home each week on a Tuesday and are returned the following Monday. In EYFS and at KS1, children take home a ‘decodable’ book that matches their phonics learning and a free choice book with a reading record. In KS2 children take home their own levelled chapter book. We expect all children from our 2 Year Old Provision to Year 6 to read to an adult for 30 minutes each day.
In EYFS, Shared Reading and Modelled Reading are taught daily and a Guided Reading takes place weekly in small groups. In Key Stages 1 & 2, a daily Guided Reading session is an important part of our timetable. Across the school, reading is taught whole class focused on a specific reading skill. Each week follows the same structure.
|Monday||Shared Reading (Prediction and Vocabulary)|
|Wednesday||Find and Retrieve Comprehension Questions|
|Friday||Structure analysis and Vocabulary|
Lessons are discussion-based, with children also using Guided Reading books to record written responses. Each half term, classes use a range of high-quality stimulus to provide a base for their English planning, to develop pupils’ vocabulary and love for reading.
Our woodland themed library is located on the ground floor. It is a calm, inviting environment that promotes the love of reading for pleasure, with a tree top snug, a reading amphitheatre for small teaching groups and an extensive range of high-quality texts spanning a range of genres. The library caters for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It is open at various times in the week for the children to visit and is run by our volunteer librarian. Each class has a weekly library session to supplement their Reading and Literacy learning and to help develop a love of reading.
Parents often ask us to recommend books which will engage, challenge and inspire their children. We have compiled a list of books which do just that! Please see the links below for each year group. If you choose to purchase any of the books through Amazon, please select The Bevington Trust as your Smile charity, as this enables the school to access vital additional funds.
Foundation stage suggested reading list
Please find progression maps for Reading and Writing at Bevington below. These maps detail the skills and knowledge pupils are taught in each year through the school.