Reading at Broadfield
At Broadfield, we teach reading through a range of activities. Our first intent is to ensure children foster a love of reading that leads to them being lifelong readers. We invest in high quality books and in every classroom, we dedicate a space to reading that provides children with the opportunity to explore books and other reading materials to enhance their learning. We teach children that reading is a key skill that helps them to access a wealth of information in the world around them and unlocks their imaginations.
Children at Broadfield learn to read through a range of strategies. We use the Letters and Sounds programme to teach phonics and children have many opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge and skills in Guided Reading, Everyone Read in Class time (ERIC) and daily reading time with other adults.
Each week, every child in school participates in a guided reading session or a class guided reading session. In these sessions, we focus on reading skills and comprehension skills using the ‘Broadfield way’.
The Broadfield way’ covers the key comprehension skills in line with the 2016 content domains found in the National curriculum framework.
In key stage one children are introduced to various reading characters and these will be a focused upon in reading sessions. These characters are- Danny detective- inference, Connie Connector- connections/links, Vinny Visualiser, Penny Predictor, Queenie VIP (important words), Stevie Summariser and Mickey Mechanic.
In key stage two we focus on VIPERS linking in some of characters used in Key stage one. Vocabulary, Inference, Predict, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise.
We provide children with high quality home reading books and we encourage children to read each day at home. We recognise that the context of our school can make it difficult for children to be heard reading by an adult at home, however, we encourage children to read independently or read to other family members who are able to read English.
We celebrate reading each week through the reading awards given out to children in our Friday Celebration Assembly.
We deliver a range of reading workshops to parents over the school year, we invite parents to come in to school and read stories to the children and we hold book fairs twice a year, to encourage parents and children to read together at home.
Our year 6 Reading Ambassadors
Our Reading Ambassadors have been chosen for their love of reading and enthusiasm to share this with others.
There job is to:
- Promote a love for reading in our classes and across school.
- To recommend books and authors to others.
- To help organise whole school book events.
- To help tidy and organise our home reading books
- To help with the book fair and reading competitions
- To help with the literature festival
Our Reading Environment