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ReadingWe engage our learners in reading at every opportunity and foster a love of reading throughout the school day:

  • Children regularly take part in guided reading sessions where they read and share their thoughts and ideas about a range of texts as part of the Badger Learning scheme. So far this year, the children have had an opportunity to study a range of texts including the Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine, the Twits by Roald Dahl, Dirty Bertie by Alan Macdonald, Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, Scratch and Sniff by Margaret Ryan and many more.
  • We develop inference and deduction skills through whole-class shared reading sessions (see inference and deduction under our literacy section). We regularly complete reading comprehension activities to enable the children to demonstrate the skills that they are learning and apply them independently. Currently we are basing many of our inference and comprehension sessions on our year groud text: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Each class visits the library weekly with their Class Teacher. We value this time in our well-resourced library where we can read with our children and listen to the development of their reading skills. It is also a great opportunity to help them to select appropriate books to enjoy both at school and home.
       Ash - Tuesday 10:45am
       Bay - Wednesday 10:45am
       Elm - Monday 10:45am
       Oak - Friday 10:45am
  • At the end of each day, teachers share a class text with their children. This provides an excellent opportunity to expand and discuss vocabulary and the styles of different authors and genres. Our current reads are shown below.
       Ash - The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams
       Bay - Superfudge by Judy Bloom
       Elm - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
       Oak - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • We have an excellent list of recommended texts for both lower and upper school, all available in our library. The lists are shown below.
Head Teacher: Mr. Stuart Pywell Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
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