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Reading in Key Stage 2

At Key Stage 2 our main focus in reading is fluency and 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. This may be verbally and sometimes recorded in the children's reading work books. We base our lessons around our Learning Toolkit which covers the skills needed to become a confident and independent reader. These skills include the following: being able to visualise what they have just read; make connections within the text and with other knowledge; understand the meaning of different vocabulary; predict what might happen next in a story and work out answers to inference based questions which might be about the characters or how the author has given the reader clues about the plot. 

All Key Stage 2 classes have a class reading book which they read together. As well as reading this for pleasure, the children also analyse the text and discuss their ideas and opinions. They learn about different authors and begin to understand the text types they enjoy. To support reading for pleasure, we have developed Reading Dens in each class, where children can find a range of books to share, take home and enjoy.


We encourage the children to read at home every school day and for parents or other family members to record any comments in the reading diaries. This supports our home and school communication in reading. Reading fluently and confidently at Key Stage 2 is a vital skill, as it can help the children with all other curriculum areas.