The Reading Scheme KS1 and KS2
The new reading scheme was piloted last September (2016). A letter went out to inform parents about the structure of this scheme and to invite them to a meeting to discuss it.
Just to reinforce some key changes:
- 'Free reader status' no longer exists - we need to prove that we are tracking children across the whole school, providing a range of varied and challenging reading material for each child
- The children need to read a range of texts at each level to deepen comprehension skills through exposure to authors and genres that they may not choose for themselves (this is tracked by individual class teachers)
- When children have read deeply enough at a level, teachers will move them along. Children will come across reading scheme texts and published novels at all stages (even stage 16 wider reading in year 6).
- Classic fiction is part of every stage.
If children repeatedly choose books written by the same author or from the same genre, please encourage them to try something new.