Reading Intent

Our Kingsley Curriculum is designed with the intent to maximise potential of all of our pupils; intellectually, socially, morally, emotionally and culturally. At Kingsley, we value reading as a key life skill, and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. We believe reading is key for academic success and we take every opportunity to encourage a love for learning within all of our pupils, based around a resilience for learning and achieving greatness. Books are central to all of our learning and you will find these in lots of areas around our school. We provide our children with daily opportunities to develop their word recognition and understanding, comprehension skills and, above all, their love for reading through our high quality Phonics, Shared Reading, Home Reading and English provision.

 

Reading Implementation 

 

The teaching of reading at Kingsley begins with oracy and phonics. We use Letters and Sounds to teach Phonics at Kingsley Primary School. Early Years Foundation Stage use Jolly Phonics as a multi-sensory tool to supplement our main phonics programme. Phonics is taught daily in all EYFS and KS1 classes to targeted groups. Children use a range of practical approaches to learn new sounds and practice their letter formation. Continued practice is encouraged in both indoor and outdoor continuous provision. The teachers draw upon observations and continuous assessment to ensure all children are challenged and supported. This underpins the teaching of early reading in our school.

Some useful resources to help your child with phonics at home.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

All children in Kingsley Primary School are also given access to age-related texts in weekly guided reading sessions. Children use a range of skills in these weekly sessions: they predict what the story is going to be about using clues in the title; as they read, they discuss unknown vocabulary and are given the chance to explore these words; they summarise what the story is about; create and answer questions based on the text and then complete tasks. Children are encouraged to make links between texts and use their new vocabulary in their writing. Reading is also a focus through the curriculum with all English lessons based around high quality texts. Children in Kingsley are required to read at home and share books with other members of their family. Children have access to a range of books to take home including; reading scheme books; dual language books and a wide range of fiction and non fiction books.

Reading is not only celebrated in classrooms at Kingsley, around school you will find displays which celebrate authors, children’s favourite books and reading reward schemes. In addition, throughout the school year the importance of reading is enhanced through World Book Day, author and poet visits, parent reading workshops and a range of trips and visits which enrich and complement children’s learning.

 

Reading Impact 

Through the teaching of systematic phonics, our aim is for children to become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage One. This way, children can focus on developing their fluency and comprehension as they move through the school. However, children who join our school in KS2 or who are not fluent readers by the time they reach KS2 are given target support to enable them to develop into confident readers.

Attainment in reading is measured using the statutory assessments at the end of Key Stage One and Two. These results are measured against the reading attainment of children nationally. Attainment in phonics is measured by the Phonics Screening Test at the end of Year 1. However, we firmly believe that reading is the key to all learning and so the impact of our reading curriculum goes beyond the results of the statutory assessments. We measure impact through learning walks, lesson observations, book scrutiny, formative/ summative assessment data and most importantly pupil and teacher voice.

We give all children the opportunity to enter the magical worlds that books open up to them. We promote reading for pleasure as part of our reading curriculum. Children are encouraged to develop their own love of genres and authors and to review their books objectively. This enhances a deep love of literature across a range of genres, cultures and styles.

 

Home Learning 

Also head to the kids zone of the website for more links.

Oxford Owl – Online Reading Books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Book Trust – Stories and Games

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games

Book Trust- Reading with your child booklet 3- 4 Years

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/bookstart/reading-with-your-child-3-4-years/bookstart-reading-with-your-child-3-4-english.pdf

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/bookstart/reading-with-your-child-3-4-years/bookstart-reading-with-your-child-3-4-arabic.pdf

Book Trust- Reading with your child booklet

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/misc/reading-with-your-child/reading-with-your-child-booklet-for-parents.pdf

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/misc/reading-with-your-child/reading-with-your-child-a4-booklet-ar.pdf

Puffin Website

https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/resources/

Recommended Reads – https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk

 

Year 1 Recommended Reading

Adventures of Dish and Spoon
A Dark Dark Tale
Avocado Baby
Cinnamon
Cops and Robbers
Dinosaurs in the Supermarket
Goodnight Everyone
How to wasch a Woolly Mammoth
Hairy Maclary
I can only draw worms
I want my hat back
Katie Morag's Island
My Friend Bear
Mister Magnolia
Numenia and the Hurricane
Not Now Bernard
Paddington
Peace at Last
Stanley's Stick
The Dark
The Emperor of Absurdia
The Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown
There are Cats in this book
What if an Elephant Stands on your foot
You can't take an Elephant on the bus
Adventures of Dish and Spoon A Dark Dark Tale Avocado Baby Cinnamon Cops and Robbers Dinosaurs in the Supermarket Goodnight Everyone How to wasch a Woolly Mammoth Hairy Maclary I can only draw worms I want my hat back Katie Morag's Island My Friend Bear Mister Magnolia Numenia and the Hurricane Not Now Bernard Paddington Peace at Last Stanley's Stick The Dark The Emperor of Absurdia The Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown There are Cats in this book What if an Elephant Stands on your foot You can't take an Elephant on the bus

 

Year 2 Recommended Reading

Don't Look in this Book
Captain Underpants
Beaver Towers
Dr Xargle's
Enchanted Wood
Fluff the Farting Fish
Fungus the Bogeyman
Girffe, Pelly and Me
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
How to Live Forever
Gorilla
I was a Rat
Jinnie Ghost
Just a bit of Wind
Mr Majeika
Mr Wolf's Pancakes
Mrs Wobble the Waitress
Salty Dogs
Nim's Island
Spud Murphy
The Dunderheads
The Enchanted Wood
The Tear Thief
Uncle Gobb
Don't Look in this Book Captain Underpants Beaver Towers Dr Xargle's Enchanted Wood Fluff the Farting Fish Fungus the Bogeyman Girffe, Pelly and Me Gobbolino the Witch's Cat How to Live Forever Gorilla I was a Rat Jinnie Ghost Just a bit of Wind Mr Majeika Mr Wolf's Pancakes Mrs Wobble the Waitress Salty Dogs Nim's Island Spud Murphy The Dunderheads The Enchanted Wood The Tear Thief Uncle Gobb

 

Year 3 Recommended Reading

A Moment in Time
Dog in the Dungeon
Beast Quest
Harry the poisonous centipede
It was a Dark and Stormy Night
Kid Normal
Ice Palace
Mrs Cockles's Cat
Leon and The Placce Inbetween
Mrs Pepperpot Stories
Picasso Perkins
Pippi Longstocking
The Abominables
The Diary of a Killer Cat
The Giving Tree
The Invisible Boy
The Magic Finger
The Reluctant Dragon
The Secret World of Polly Flint
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Unusual Day
A Moment in Time Dog in the Dungeon Beast Quest Harry the poisonous centipede It was a Dark and Stormy Night Kid Normal Ice Palace Mrs Cockles's Cat Leon and The Placce Inbetween Mrs Pepperpot Stories Picasso Perkins Pippi Longstocking The Abominables The Diary of a Killer Cat The Giving Tree The Invisible Boy The Magic Finger The Reluctant Dragon The Secret World of Polly Flint The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Unusual Day

 

Year 4 Recommended Reading

Adolphus Tips
13 Storey Treehouse
Captain Crow's Teeth
Desirable
Fairy Tales
Give Peas a Chance
Frank Einstein
How to Train your Dragon
My Brother is a Superhero
Max and the Millions
Lizzie Dripping
Operation Gadgetman
The Battle of Bubble and Squeak
The Falcon's Malteser
The Firework Maker's Daughter
The Children of Green Knowe
The Great Elephant Chase
The House that Sailed Away
The Invisible Dog
The Last Castaways
The Peppermint Pig
The Way to Sattin Shore
The Yearling
Toad Rage
There's a Werewolf in my Tent
Adolphus Tips 13 Storey Treehouse Captain Crow's Teeth Desirable Fairy Tales Give Peas a Chance Frank Einstein How to Train your Dragon My Brother is a Superhero Max and the Millions Lizzie Dripping Operation Gadgetman The Battle of Bubble and Squeak The Falcon's Malteser The Firework Maker's Daughter The Children of Green Knowe The Great Elephant Chase The House that Sailed Away The Invisible Dog The Last Castaways The Peppermint Pig The Way to Sattin Shore The Yearling Toad Rage There's a Werewolf in my Tent

 

Year 5 Recommended Reading

A Series of Unfortunate Events
Aquila
Bill's New Frock
Chamber of Secrets
Hacker
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Moondial
Peter in Peril
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Laughter is an Egg
King of the Cloud Forests
Scribbleboy
Stig of the Dump
The Clocktower Ghost
The Demon Headmaster
The Factory Made Boy
The Phoenix and the Carpet
The Scarecrow and his Servant
The Miraculous Journey of EdwardTulane
The Mouse and his Child
The Sheep Pig
The Witches
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Woof
A Series of Unfortunate Events Aquila Bill's New Frock Chamber of Secrets Hacker Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Moondial Peter in Peril Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Laughter is an Egg King of the Cloud Forests Scribbleboy Stig of the Dump The Clocktower Ghost The Demon Headmaster The Factory Made Boy The Phoenix and the Carpet The Scarecrow and his Servant The Miraculous Journey of EdwardTulane The Mouse and his Child The Sheep Pig The Witches When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Woof

 

Year 6 Recommended Reading

Why the Whales Came
The Wheel of Surya
What Katy Did
The Viewer by Gary Crew
The Silver Sword
The Weathermonger
The Other Side of Truth
The Machine Gunners
The Hobbit
The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe
Tell Me No Lies
Superfudge
The Borrowers
Skellig
Silverfin
Once
Oranges in No Man's Land
My Swordhand is Singing
Lion Boy
Kensuke's Kingdom
Granny
Goodnight Mister Tom
From hereabout Hill
Fruit and Nutcase
Awful End
Why the Whales Came The Wheel of Surya What Katy Did The Viewer by Gary Crew The Silver Sword The Weathermonger The Other Side of Truth The Machine Gunners The Hobbit The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe Tell Me No Lies Superfudge The Borrowers Skellig Silverfin Once Oranges in No Man's Land My Swordhand is Singing Lion Boy Kensuke's Kingdom Granny Goodnight Mister Tom From hereabout Hill Fruit and Nutcase Awful End