Northview Primary School

Reading Across The School

Northview is characterised by wide-ranging socio-economic backgrounds and a diverse community of languages and heritage; therefore, our reading provision is the thread that weaves through pupils learning journey and guarantees an inclusive and language rich offer for all pupils including those who have special educational needs, EAL and the most disadvantaged.

We strongly believe that Reading allows our pupils to gain self-confidence and become self-assertive; this will enable them to unlock their learning potential in different curriculum areas.

Our reading curriculum provides opportunities for all pupils to read widely with accuracy, fluency and understanding; read for different purposes; build a wide vocabulary repertoire; develop an understanding of grammatical structures for reading and develop stamina as they progress through the different year groups.

We are determined that every pupil will learn to read and read to learn regardless of their background, needs or attainment level.

  

Reading Schemes

 

At Northview Primary School, we use a variety of reading schemes: Power of Reading and Project X  to ensure that all pupils read a range of high quality books and to engender a love of reading that will enable them to become independent readers. 

Reading Lists

See below our recommended Reading List, Poetry Books, and Nursery Rhymes for pupils Nursery - Year 6.

We hope you enjoy reading these books with your children as much as we do.

 

To view Nursery's Reading List, click here.

To view Reception's Reading List, click here.

To view Year 1's Reading List, click here.

To view Year 2's Reading List, click here.

To view Year 3's Reading List, click here.

To view Year 4's Reading List, click here. 

To view Year 5's Reading List, click here.

To view Year 6's Reading List, click here.

 

Poetry 

 

 

To view Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 recommended Poetry Books, click here. 

 

Nursery Rhymes

Rhyme of the week is shared with parents on weekly basis. We hope you enjoy singing  these rhymes with your children as much as we do.

To view a list of EYFS most popular Nursery Rhymes, click here.

 

Click here to access an online bank of Nursery Rhymes.

 

Reading Diaries

Reading Journals and Reading Record books are used throughout the school, but the way in which they are used varies slightly depending on the age of your child. Here is a break down of what happens in each year group.

 

Year group

What we expect from school

What we expect from home

Nursery

Children will have their reading books changed once a week and an adult at school will make 2 entries in the Reading Record (1 library book & 1 wordless book).

Children read a minimum of 5-10 minutes daily and an adult at home makes an entry in the Reading Record each day.

Reception and Year 1

Children will have their reading books changed once a week and an adult at school will make 3 entries in the Reading Record (1 reading for pleasure book & 2 RWI decodable books).

Children read a minimum of 10-15 minutes daily and an adult at home makes an entry in the Reading Record each day.

Year 2

Children will have their books changed once a week and an adult at school will make 3 entries in the Reading Journal (1 reading for pleasure book & 2 RWI decodable books).

Children read a minimum of 10-15 minutes daily and an adult at home makes an entry in the Reading Journal each day.

Year 3 and Year 4

By this age many children are on chapter books, so books will be changed when the child has finished his/her book.

 

Each child takes home 3 books (2 reading for pleasure books & 1 banded book) which are recorded in the Reading Journal. When your child has finished reading the book, an adult will give the child a read and respond task.

 

Children read a minimum of 15-20 minutes daily. Children can write their own daily comments, but an adult at home must sign the diary at least once a week.

Year 5 and Year 6

By this age many children are on chapter books, so books will be changed when the child has finished his/her book.

 

Each child takes home 3 books (2 reading for pleasure books & 1 banded book) which are recorded in the Reading Journal. When your child has finished reading the book, an adult will give the child a read and respond task.

 

Children read a minimum of 20-30 minutes daily. Children can write their own daily comments, but an adult at home must sign the diary at least once a week.

 

Each teacher has a set timetable for when Reading records are checked, please speak to your child’s teacher to find out which day this is. 

Suggested comments for Reading Record:

  • Read familiar words independently  
  • Able to predict what happens next in the story   
  • Showed good understanding of the text  
  • Read with good expression   
  • Worked out new words independently 
  • Worked out new words by sounding them out 
  • Discussed the story and characters well
  • Used good spoken expression
  • Enjoyed reading this book 
  • Self-corrected own errors independently
  • Used the picture cues and the first sound of a word to work out words
  • Read with fluency and expression
  • Able to read this book, but with lots of prompting
  • Struggled to work out a lot of the vocabulary e.g chain, chop and chair
  • Confidently able to retell the story
  • Struggled to retell the story

If you would like further support with this, please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher.

Suggested comments for Reading Journal:

Here are some suggestions of comments and questions that you can use at home when reading with your child.

Year 1 Bookmark

Year 2 Bookmark

Year 3 Bookmark

Year 4 Bookmark

Year 5 Bookmark

Year 6 Bookmark

Reading assessment

To track pupils' progress in reading, we carry out termly reading assessments. In Reception, Year 1and Year 2, we assess all pupils using Read Write Inc assessment materials. In Year 3 - Year 6, we use PM Benchmark assessment to assess all pupils' reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension skills.

The assessment outcomes are used to inform the Phonics teaching groups in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 as well as the Guided Reading groups in    Year 3- Year 6, both of which take place four times a week.