Teaching Reading

Ravenor Primary School – Reading Information


Across the school, we teach children a range of reading skills through whole class sessions and daily guided reading sessions. Guided reading sessions involve teachers working with groups of children; they use different reading materials to support the children so they can develop their independent reading skills. Guided reading sessions give teachers the opportunity to –

  • explicitly teach children the skills they need to decode a text,
  • ask a range of questions about a text to ensure that the children have a secure understanding of what they are reading,
  • check the children’s understanding of a range of vocabulary,
  • extend the children’s understanding of unfamiliar words,
  • assess how each child is doing in relation to the reading skills that need to be taught in the year group they are in.

Guided reading sessions are taught for-

  • 15-20 min in FS2
  • 20-30 min in KS1
  • 30-45 min in KS2