At Whoberley, our main aim is to foster a life-long enjoyment of reading and enable every child to read confidently and fluently, showing a thorough understanding of a wide range of texts.
Children are given a variety of reading opportunities at school. This includes the teaching of phonics through Read Write Inc or Get Spelling for older children, guided reading sessions where children read in groups and 1:1 reading. Children have a book that they can take home and record their reading in their diary.
All of our fiction books and some non-fictions books are grouped using book bands and these range from books suitable for Reception age children, all the way through to Year 6. Book bands were created by the Institute of Education and are based on clear and steady progression of reading skills. It combines all reading schemes (such as The Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Tree Tops) and library books so that no matter what book your child chooses to read, it will be pitched at the appropriate level for their reading skill. This means that children no longer have to read all of the books in the Oxford Reading Tree and can instead choose any book that lies within their ‘band’. Therefore, children will have a much broader choice of books to read and in turn gain more experience of reading a wider range of genres.
Teachers and Teaching Assistants regularly assess children’s reading through questioning during guided reading sessions (in groups), Read Write Inc (phonics sessions) and 1:1 reading. We question children against key objectives for EYFS, Key Stage and Key Stage 2 and the level of questioning will depend on your child’s ability and understanding of the text.
Please find a link below to all the different Gordon's Games. We have a selection of games that can be used by children from Nursery to Year 6. Gordons
This term the children’s topic will be Rules and Rulers. We will looking at some famous British Monarchs and their impact on Britain and where they appear in our history. We will have a particular focus on the Victorian era. As historians we will be looking at what life was like for Victorian children at both work and school additionally looking at the contrasting lives of the rich and poor. In art we will be exploring the work of LS Lowry. As designers and engineers we be looking at the impact of the Industrial Revolution and will be challenged to build our own bridges that can support weight. In geography we will be looking at urban and coastal Britain during the Victorian era. There is also an exciting trip planned for the end of the topic.
Discussion Topic - Rulers and Rulers