Subject Lead - Miss S.Cawkwell
At Priory Lane Community School, we are all readers!
Reading is a vital part of English within the national curriculum and it is an essential skill to access all areas of the curriculum. We teach our children to read, and develop a habit of reading, to allow them to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Through the study of reading at Priory Lane, children are able to develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that they will need, and use, for the rest of their lives. For most of us, being able to read is imperative to succeed in our daily lives, whether that is at home or at work. Reading also allows escapism - we teach our children to read widely and often, for both pleasure and information.
For English, the national curriculum puts a clear emphasis on two areas of learning:
At Priory Lane Community School, reading is taught daily across the whole school. This ensures that children are able to develop depth in their knowledge and skills which they can then apply to all areas of the curriculum. The implementation of the curriculum ensures a progressive coverage of early phonics reading, using Read Write Inc, ‘The 5Ps of Fluency’ to develop the children’s fluent reading and ERIC (Explain – Retrieve – Interpret – Choice) sessions which develop the children’s comprehension.
We deliver regular fluency lessons from Key Stage 1 onwards, when the children are secure in their phonetic decoding. These sessions focus on Priory Lane’s ‘5Ps of Fluency’. Each session involves the children developing their fluent reading skills, which is core to them being able to comprehend.
ERIC – Comprehension
Within our school, all children from Year 1 to 6 experience two taught ERIC sessions a week. These sessions include a Short ERIC exploring all four question types (ERI and C). They then complete an extended reading comprehension activity working at their level, focusing on their area to develop.
The reading curriculum at Priory Lane looks like:
Reading documents and website links...