Reading and Accelerated Reader

Our Reading Vision Statement:

Reading is enjoyed and celebrated by all pupils and staff at Lanchester EP Primary School.  Children build the skills to read with confidence, fluency and understanding, they are encouraged to select and enjoy a wide range of quality books.  A reading culture is evident throughout the school as part of our language rich environment.  Children and staff speak with enthusiasm and knowledge about books, poetry, authors and reading, swapping ideas and recommendations.

Our children make good progress and our aim is that all are learning well against national standards.  Appropriate interventions are planned, based on accurate assessments, are planned and led by well qualified staff, to help those who struggle to read to enjoy reading, access texts and make accelerated progress in reading.  Staff confidently and effectively teach phonics in EYFS and KS1 and in KS2 where needed. 

Our whole school reading spine includes quality picture books, novels, non-fiction texts and poetry to teach VIPERS reading skills (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise / Sequence).  Books and story times have a high profile at Lanchester EP and are shared at least daily.  Immersion in texts, alongside explicit teaching ensure a love of reading, the route to vocabulary building and making meaning of what is read; challenging texts are welcomed by our children.

Accelerated Reader Programme.

Learning to read is one of the most important things your child will learn at our school. Everything else depends on it, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible.

Please see the presentation below which explains in more detail our reading programme at Lanchester EP Primary School.