At Tunstead, we value reading as a key life skill and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to not only achieve academically but also to have a lifelong love of books and take pleasure from reading. To ensure we teach reading successfully we implement the following across the whole school:
It is our intention that children leave Tunstead as fluent readers with a passion for knowledge and a love of literature. We aim for them to be able to confidently discuss an author’s use of language for effect and be able to understand different genres and texts.
Teachers use their PPA to plan their reading and phonic curriculum. During the course of the year some staff meetings are used for planning, moderation and professional development.
Staff are expected to plan the following:
In EYFS pupils are assessed against ELG’s. (Early Learning Goals) Assessment is ongoing and mainly completed through observations by staff. For Year’s one to six, children are assessed using the reading KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) available on the school website.
Teachers will assess children regularly using a selection of: NFER, past SATS papers or other testing materials and Salford reading tests. These tests are used to identify gaps and areas for development. This information is then used to inform planning and next steps for children.
All children from their individual starting points will make at least good progress in reading and phonics. This will be assessed using the phonic screening test at the end of Year one, SATS at the end of Year 2 and 6 and EYFS framework at the end of Reception. In all other years we are expecting children to meet KPI’s ensuring they make good progress across key stages.
As they make good progress children will become fluent, confident readers that read for pleasure and enjoyment. They will use their skills to access information and build a wealth of knowledge across the curriculum with deep understanding.