Reading at Horsley
We believe that all children should have the opportunity to be fluent, confident readers who are able to comprehend and understand a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction texts. We want them to develop a love of reading, a good knowledge of a range of authors and be able to understand more about the world in which they live, through the knowledge they gain from texts.
Oracy at Horsley
As well as reading, oracy is a priority at Horsley. In response to the pandemic we noticed children returned with challenges and this included talking. Through CPD and audit we are delivering oracy in every classroom through a high quality oracy education where students learn through talk and to talk. They develop and deepen their subject knowledge and understanding through talk in the classroom, which has been planned, designed, modelled, scaffolded and structured to enable them to learn the skills needed to talk effectively.
KS2 Reading Club
Our School Library
Our library is key to promoting a love of learning. As the heart of our school's reading community, it is where children read, listen to a story and choose books to take hime and share with family. It has recently been reorganised by a wonderfully resourceful parents, Mrs Pickering, so that EYFS and KS1 children can find books more easily.
PM Levels and Book Band Colours
The PM Benchmark Kit measures a student's: instructional reading level, ability to read for meaning, ability to integrate meaning with structural and visual cues, use of self-monitoring systems, knowledge of print conventions, rate of learning, level of independence. At Horsley, we use to accurately assess children's current level and to measure progress.
VIPER Reciprocal Reading
Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils
Boosting Reading at Primary
This intervention is for pupils who can read, but need a little extra work on fluency, story voice and pace. The main aim is to develop independent reading and comprehension skills. It aims enable children to be independent problem solvers who read with understanding and enjoyment.
BR@P is a 10-week intervention programme delivered one-to-one, by a trained adult three times a week. Each session lasts 15 minutes and includes: