At Brighton Avenue, children take part in guided reading lessons three days a week which last for thirty minutes and a further lesson which is more in depth which lasts for one hour. All children in KS2 participate in these lessons and children in Y2 when they come off the Read Write Inc programme. These lessons are usually based upon a text, picture or a video stimulus which has been chosen primarily because of the level of challenge it presents, either challenge through language, theme or issues. In the lessons, children spend time exploring a wider range of comprehension skills in depth and retrieving basic information whilst having a big focus on developing and enriching their vocabulary.
Skills are focused around our assessment focus strands, such as summarising and predicting using evidence from the text, evaluating and analysing an author’s craft, making judgements about characters’ motivations and debating and examining key issues are just a selection of the vital comprehension experiences our children participate in daily.
The work produced in these lessons is recorded in their SPaG books which showcases the variety of developing reading thinking skills on offer.