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Reading in Key Stage 2

At Key Stage 2 our main focus in reading is comprehension. Every day the children have a whole class reading lesson in which they practise their fluency in reading, and answer questions about what they have read. The questions might be about characters or how the plot develops in a story, or they might be about finding specific information related to topic work, learning away or something the whole class is interested in.

All Key Stage 2 classes have a class book which they read together. As well as reading this for pleasure, the children also analyse the text and discuss their ideas and opinions.


Children need to read at home at least 4 times every week and it is really useful when parents or other family members record any comments in the reading diaries.

Reading fluently and confidently at Key Stage 2 is such a vital skill, as it can help the children with all other curriculum areas.