South Crosland C. of E. (A) Junior School

Friendship, Forgiveness, Honesty and Respect



Pupils are taught to:

  •  develop positive attitudes to reading, and an understanding of what they read, by:
    • listen to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
    • read books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes
    • use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read
    • increase their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally
    • identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books
    • prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
    • discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
    • recognise some different forms of poetry [for example, free verse, narrative poetry]
  • understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by:
    • check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding, and explaining the meaning of words in context
    • ask questions to improve their understanding of a text
    • draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • predict what might happen from details stated and implied
    • identify main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph and summarising these
    • identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning
  • retrieve and record information from non-fiction
  • participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say