Reading at Trinity
At Trinity, we aim to read with every child in EYFS and Key Stage One at least once per week. In Key Stage Two, this is once per fortnight. This could take the form of 1:1 reading with an adult during dedicated reading time, working as part of a small group (in any lesson!) or even working with an adult to play reading based games! In addition to this, please be aware that reading is encouraged and is happening throughout every day at Trinity – from reading the date to unpicking topic related texts – we are constantly challenging the children to use their reading skills throughout the wider curriculum too.
Our school uses a range of texts to support the teaching of reading. For early readers, we use phonics based schemes. As the children become more confident readers, children are placed on to our levelled book band scheme (Level 0-26). These books are made up of a variety of genre and schemes and include, but are not limited to, Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star reading schemes.
Children will progress through the levels as the teacher's assess their confidence, fluency and comprehension. If a child reaches level 26 in KS1, they will become a 'Heart Space Free Reader' - where they will have access to more challenging texts which are appropriate for their age. Once they have completed level 26 and are in KS2, they will become a ' KS2 Free Reader' - readers who have greater freedom over the books they choose but who are still building their confidence with key reading skills. Once these are secured, children become 'Library Readers' where they have free choice over the books in the library - logged in and out to the children using our library system, 'Junior Librarian',
All children take part in reading conferences regularly to ensure they are accessing a 'varied reading diet' - including all of the genres. Children have 'reading passports' in their reading journals which allow them to monitor the variety of books they are choosing to read (genre, author, length etc).