Reading - our intent
Reading is at the very heart of our curriculum. At Iveson, the teaching of reading is integral to a child’s understanding and appreciation of the world around them; a platform that allows our children to see beyond what they know, share in cultural experiences and develop the vocabulary they need to effectively express themselves.
Our reading curriculum strives to foster a lifelong love of reading, as well as developing fluent, confident readers who can successfully comprehend and understand a wide range of texts. It is the skill that enables children to develop their learning across the wider curriculum and lays the foundations for success in future.
We are committed to promoting a love for reading and not only giving children opportunities to read in Guided Reading lessons, but in the wider curriculum too. We understand the importance of children being motivated to read at home regularly; then their reading opportunities increase, so does their fluency and stamina which in turn increases their enjoyment of reading.
We understand the significance of parents and carers in supporting their children to develop both word reading and comprehension skills so we aspire to build a home-school partnership which enables parents and carers to have the confidence to support their children with reading at home. Reading allows our children’s aspirations to soar.
Early Years Foundation Statutory Framework 2021
‘Reading frequently to children, and engaging them
actively in stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems, and
then providing them with extensive opportunities to
use and embed new words in a range of contexts, will
give children the opportunity to thrive. ‘
Further details are explained in the Progession of Skills section.