We aim to create successful, fluent, readers who will monitor their understanding of what they are reading and review the text when something does not make sense. In years 1-6, we follow a set sequence for Whole Class Guided Reading using "Fred's Teaching" Resources. In reading lessons, pupils are explicitly taught strategies including inference, questioning, clarifying, summarising, prediction and activating prior knowledge. The pupils use these strategies to check how well they comprehend what they have read, and overcome barriers to comprehension.
Pupils develop skills in skimming and scanning, forming opinions, thinking aloud, asking questions, getting the gist, connecting to prior knowledge, inference and prediction.
These skills are applied by the pupils with increased independence when interacting with texts across all curriculum areas.