Reading

Our Approach to the Teaching of Reading:

Reading is an absolutely vital key skill. It underpins everything else. Reading is the key to understanding your maths and science as well as everyday signs. It is crucial that school and home work together to develop the quality of reading in every child. Here at Boundary, we want our children to enjoy reading for pleasure as well as helping pupils to understand that it is an important function in order to access basic information.

We will always give your child a reading book that has a level of challenge. This means that when they get a home reading book some of the words will provide a challenge in terms of saying the words as well as understanding them. The idea is that with every book, the children learn how to say and understand an increasing range of words that they can then use in their writing. All children are provided with a home reading record and we encourage every child to read at home at least three times a week, more if possible. 

As a school we use books from a variety of schemes including the Oxford Reading Tree scheme and Project X and we use Letters and Sounds as our phonics programme. In class we hear readers individually and also as part of daily guided reading sessions, which is an opportunity to share a text/book with children. In these sessions we will discuss tricky vocabulary together in order to help the children understand what they are reading. Staff will also ask children questions based on what they have read to help improve their comprehension skills.

The staff model expression and intonation in their reading through sharing a whole class reading book.

In order to expose the children at Boundary to a wide range of authors and challenging vocabulary, each year group studies a specific author and books set around a particular theme. The books chosen are all age-related and provide children with the opportunity to make links between books by the same author and similarities between the themed books. 

Year 1: Author – Julia Donaldson     Theme – Right and Wrong

Year 2: Author – Roald Dahl   Theme – Magic

Year 3: Author – Anne Fine    Theme – Animals

Year 4: Author – David Walliams   Theme – Relationships/Friendships

Year 5: Author – MIchael Morpurgo      Theme – Resilience/Hope

Year 6: Author – Malorie Blackman    Theme – Changes/Moving On

 

 

Sponsored Read Books

Sponsored Read Books

Several weeks ago we held a sponsored read here at Boundary. In total we managed to raise £455 thanks to your generous donations. On top of what we raised, Usborne books presented us with a further £260 to spend on extra books. A priority for our school is to have...

Guided Reading Parents Workshop

Guided Reading Parents Workshop

Year 2 enjoyed having their parents visit this morning to support their reading skills. Parents were given useful tips to help their children develop their reading skills at home such as predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising pieces of texts.The children...

World Nursery Rhyme Week

World Nursery Rhyme Week

Nursery rhymes play an important part in early childhood development and education, as well as being fun they help children develop social, physical and emotional skills. We have particularly concentrated on 5 nursery rhymes this week, focussing on one song each day....

Stick Man’s Journey

Stick Man’s Journey

Our story for the week has been the 'Stick Man.' We read the story together and learnt all about the 'Stick Mans' journey to return to his home. We went for a walk around the school gardens to search for the perfect sticks to make our own 'Stickmen.' We found lots of...

Ready, Steady, Read!!

Ready, Steady, Read!!

On Thursday 31st October, Mrs. G from Usborne books visited the school to begin our sponsored read event. She showed us a range of her books and several of us were invited to the front to look through them and tell the rest of the school the titles and what they were...

Reading on Wheels

Reading on Wheels

Year 2 were excited to see the Book Bus arrive, we looked at a range of different books from many genres and read one together as a class. Children then choose to buy one to take home. Remember reading is very important but it is also very fun when you have the right...

Reception’s Roving Reader’s

Reception’s Roving Reader’s

This week Reception enjoyed the visit from the book bus and we all had the opportunity to have a look at the book available.  Some of the children were lucky enough to buy their own books.  We counted out our coins and paid for the book by ourselves.  We can't wait to...

Book Bus

Book Bus

We were very excited about the Book Bus coming to school. There were so many books to enjoy and we all managed to find a favourite. Morgan said 'the book bus is huge and has lots of books'.  Logan said ' I bought a Toy Story book to read at bed time'  and Jacob said...

The Tiger Who Came to Nursery!

The Tiger Who Came to Nursery!

This week we had a visit from a tiger! We read the story 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea,' talking about all the different foods he eats, and if they are healthy or unhealthy. Later on in the week we came in to Nursery one morning to find all the food had disappeared!...

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