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Year 5

Reading is very important as we believe it equips all children for life. It is a skill we use every day, everywhere.

In year 5 we do lots of reading activities across the curriculum to develop a passion and love for reading.

Our reading activities are fun and exciting. The children are encouraged to read parts of the class novel in whole class reading, which are linked to the class topics. This develops confidence in all children.

In line with school policy the children are matched to a colour band level that is appropriate and challenging, this enables them to develop their reading skills at a level appropriate to them. Within this band the children are free to choose their own books to read. Reading bands are monitored and children are moved up accordingly to meet their needs.

The children are encouraged to use the  school library once a week to choose from a range of fiction and non-fiction books. They are then encouraged to read at home with an adult and discuss the book.

All children also take part in ERIC every day, this allows the children quality time to read a book and ask an adult questions about the book and clarify the meaning of words and phrases they are unfamiliar with.

During the week the teacher and ETA will ensure they read with all the children in the class. Another fabulous opportunity for the children to discuss their reading.

To further improve  our reading skills, year 5 complete reading comprehension activities four times a week. This allows the children to continue to improve their reading and have a better understanding of reading comprehension. Each lesson focuses on a strand which develops the children’s reading skills.

In Year 5 we love reading!

Reading is like unfolding a new world. Aaminah


Reading is like a dream you can hold in your hand. Hasan


It helps you learn new words. Fatima


Every page is a new world. Aalia


Reading helps improve tour writing.  Suhayb


Each page makes you want to read more. Zain


Reading creates curiosity and interest. Saara.