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Jupiter Primary School

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English - Reading

Reading at Jupiter Primary School

Our Vision for Reading at Jupiter Primary School


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Our Reading Curriculum


At Jupiter, we produce confident and lifelong readers who value books and enjoy reading. We use a range of reading material to teach reading, including the Literacy Tree, Oxford Reading Tree and Bug Club reading books. These are split into levels that the children work through until they become free readers and move onto books in our library. Early reading books are split into sub-levels that closely link to the phonic level of each individual child to enable then to practise and use their phonic knowledge.


We believe the exposure to children’s literature within the primary school setting is vital as a rich context for learning, not only within English as a subject, but to support building a reading culture throughout the school and to encourage reading for pleasure. We use high quality texts which offer opportunities for empathy and can aid philosophical enquiry, encouraging debate, drama and discussion using the issues raised through, and within, a text. These are evident in all classrooms, as well as in our well resourced library, which all children are taught to use. 



Supporting your child with Reading


When listening to your child read at home each evening, it is important to focus on their comprehension skills as much as their decoding of the text. The following link provides ideas for discussion starters, ways of asking questions and generally provides support for parents and carers. You will find this an extremely helpful tool to help move your child's reading forward and keep them interested and challenged.


The prompt sheet is structured for Reception/Year 1/Year 2 and then for Year 3 upwards. However, there will obviously be younger children who would benefit from working on more advanced concepts and older children who would become more confident by revising some of the earlier support ideas.


Please feel free to print out this sheet and use it when reading with your child at home.