At Priory Lane, we deliver stand-alone fluency lessons. These sessions focus on Priory Lane’s 5Ps of Fluency. Each session lasts for 30 minutes and involves the children developing their fluent reading skills. This may relate to an area, or multiple areas, of the 5Ps.
5Ps of Fluency
These are the 5 key areas that we explore when developing our ability as a fluent reader. When the children are exploring these areas, they are introduced to an area and explore this within different example texts. As the children progress through Key Stage 2, they will then encounter multiple Ps within one session. This is because fluent readers use all 5Ps when reading aloud with fluency.
Our 5Ps are:
Children are taught within Key Stage 2 how to bring all of these elements together to create a performance – this is fluent reading.
ERIC – Comprehension
Within our school, all children from Year 1 to 6 experience take part in two taught ERIC sessions per 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, focussing on their area to develop. When the children reach Year 6, children are then practising and improving their skills when answering all four question types.
Please see our ERIC Parent Guide for ideas relating to how you can support your child further at home...