Our Approach

The current reading curriculum has been designed to meet the needs and interests of the school community and respond to contextual priorities at Inglehurst Junior School. Previous assessment, moderation and investigation highlighted the need to develop our guided reading sessions that would inspire, motivate and support children to become confident readers with a good  understanding of what they have read and to develop reading for their own personal enjoyment.  It was also evident that shared reading sessions needed to be developed to enable teachers to model reading with fluency, understanding and also to show what ‘good readers’ and ‘good comprehenders’ do when they read. It seemed although children were confident in decoding words, they were often unable to understand what they had read and answer inference type questions. Higher than average levels of deprivation in the local community also creates limited out of school support and under-developed cultural capital. This can have a negative impact upon children reading at home. The link between reading and writing remains a clear focus and the intention to better inter-connect the two remains a priority.

Aims and Objectives

School Staff:

  • To foster a desire for children to read for pleasure.

  • To teach reading that is relevant and accessible to the children.

  • To teach in a way that builds upon previous learning and improves reading and comprehension over time.

  • To develop cultural capital and broaden the understanding of the world in which the children live. 

  • To create readers with a passion for future learning and for life.



  • To read with understanding and have the ability to discuss a text.

  • To develop a passion for reading.

  • To recall previous learning and build from it.

  • To understand that reading goes beyond the classroom.

  • To express what authors or types of books they enjoy reading.


What is Reading like at Inglehurst?

Reading is taught in many different ways and runs through all lessons across the curriculum. Our guided reading is timetabled 5 times a week. On a Monday, the children are introduced to a comprehension skill through a shared read lesson and the skill is modelled within a text. For the following sessions in the week, the children participate in a guided read session led by an adult and then an independent task is set based on the skill. Alongside these sessions the children can participate in a Reading for Pleasure session and AR quizzing. On a Friday, the children then are tasked with an independent short read with SATs styled questioning based on the skill learnt that week. 

Reading books are banded using Reading Recovery Levels and children are also able to take home library books based on the Accelerated Reading levels. The library is open every morning before school starts so the children can change their books. Track-it points are given to children who read at home and at school and there is also a reward system with certificates. Phonics is taught using the RWI Speed Sounds Programme for children who need extra support with their reading and it is linked to our spelling groups. 


Currently we offer: 

  • Phonics sessions 

  • Accelerated Reader quizzing

  • Inference training

  • BRWP

  • Fresh Start - RWI

  • 1:1 Reading with an adult

  • Library visits

  • Reading Buddies 

  • Reading Café

  • Visits to our library

  • Daily story times 

  • Author trips 

  • Readathon with Y6 children 

For additional information please view the documents below or contact Mrs Moore (Subject Lead).

Additional Documents