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Reading Years 2-6

Year 2 upwards:

Once fluency and decoding are secured, comprehension skills are developed through pupils’ experience of high-quality discussion with their teachers and exposure to a wide range of high-quality stories, poems and non-fiction texts. The choice of texts in our Guided Reading sessions have been carefully chosen to extend and increase a pupil's vocabulary as well as gaining knowledge across the curriculum. Guided Reading and explicit class teaching cover a range of skills needed for comprehension namely:


  • Vocabulary 
  • Inference
  • Prediction
  • Explanation
  • Retrieval
  • Sequencing
  • Summarising.


These skills are taught explicitly through challenging class texts and extracts. Visual literacy can also be used in these lessons and reading is built into other subjects within our curriculum.