- Children have access to well-stocked classroom libraries.
- Children have story time three times a week.
- ‘Everyone Reading’ sessions take place where there is a guided read with the teacher and groups reading for pleasure.
- The Read Write Inc. scheme is the main Phonics/Reading teaching programme in EYFS and KS1 and is used in KS 2 where children have additional needs, new to English.
- Timely interventions using the Project X reading scheme and Accelerated Reading support children working below age-related expectations.
- Home Readers are given levelled reads, using a range of schemes including Oxford Reading Tree books, and reading for pleasure books.
- Reading mornings for parents occur on a weekly basis.
- Reading workshops inspire parents on how to support their children with reading at home.
- Children are exposed to and taught reading strategies through the Read Aloud Think Aloud model.
- Whole class reading lessons are taught using high-quality texts which are matched to the curriculum topics taught.
- The celebration of special days such as Roald Dahl Day, author visits and productions such as pantomime instil a love of reading in the children.
- Termly book fairs support a love of reading.
- Summer term visits to the local library encourage children to read for pleasure.
- Reading is taught across the curriculum and not solely in English lessons.
- Reading ambassadors communicate reading preferences across the school.
- Reading achievements are celebrated weekly in the Star Assembly.
At Marlborough Primary School impact will be measured as outlined below:
- Data will show that children are achieving age-related expectations.
- Student voice will highlight an understanding of the reading process and will demonstrate positive attitudes towards reading.
- Book scrutinies will demonstrate that the teaching of reading is being delivered to the highest standard.
- Learning walks will highlight that teaching of reading is of high quality.
- Children will develop a love for reading.
- Reading strategies are used in all parts of the curriculum and not solely in English lessons.