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1 English at Gillamoor C.E. V.C. Primary School Presented by Mrs Hodgson and Miss Bracey

2  To show you how we inspire children to become effective readers, writers and communicators  To give you an outline of progression in these areas from EYFS to Year 6 Our objectives this evening…

3  Fun with phonics  Daily stories and poems  Reading partners  Book weeks  Book areas in classrooms with audio CDs  School library  Guided Reading and independent reading sessions  Sharing books with volunteers  Talking about books and book reviews Inspiring Children to Read at School



6 Share your ideas with the person next to you! How do you inspire your child to read at home?

7 Provide a wide variety of reading materials:  Pictures and story books  Comics, newspapers and magazines  Websites of interest  Information books  Recipe books  Joke books  Games (like Top Trump cards)  Audio books And make use of your local library (it’s free)! Inspiring children to read at home

8  Daily sharing of texts. This could be reading aloud to your child or hearing them read to you. With older children, sharing newspaper articles and facts about areas of interest can promote discussion and foster a love of reading.  Tell you child a story. Talk about story structure (beginning, middle, end), characters, word choices, viewpoints and make predictions. Inspiring Children to Read at Home

9 Let them see you reading – books, magazines, newspapers, leaflets etc… Be a good role model

10 Help reluctant readers by choosing books that…  Reflect what they aspire to be  Make them laugh  Serial books which provide a sense of familiarity e.g. Harry Potter, Beast Quest etc  Books by a favourite author e.g. Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo etc  Science fiction or fantasy  Non fiction texts which appeal to interests  Instruction manuals, brochures, comics etc Reluctant Readers!

11 NumberAssessment Focus 1 Use a range of strategies including accurate decoding of text to read for meaning (Can the child use the components of the Simple View of Reading?) 2 Understand, describe select or retrieve information, events or ideas and use quotation and reference (Can the child talk about meaning and significance of what they’ve read and answer questions and follow up questions? 3 Deduce, infer or interpret information, events or ideas (Can the child make plausible, simple or complex inference and deduction whilst referring to the text in order to interpret meaning to support their view?) 4 Identify and comment on the structure and organisation of texts, including grammatical and presentational features at text level (Can the child understand why the writer made certain literary choices and what impact those choices have on the reader? Was this the impact that the author expected? – AF4/AF5/AF6) 5 Explain and comment on writers’ uses of language, including grammatical and literary features at word and sentence level 6 Identify and comment on writers’ purposes and viewpoints and overall effect of text on reader 7 Relate texts to their social, cultural and historical contexts and literary traditions (Can the child understand and interpret the world they live in?) Current Reading Assessment Reading Assessment Focuses The aspects of reading to be assessed are children’s ability to:

12  Writing for a purpose  Cross curricular writing which links to topics in other areas of the curriculum  Writing from first hand experiences  Writing inside and out  Writing area in infants class  Sharing writing  Looking at the work of inspirational writers Inspiring Children to Write at School


14  Mark scheme  Punctuation pyramid  2o sentence types  Orally rehearsing sentences  Spelling books  Peer and self assessment of writing (knowing what to do to improve) Promoting Effective Writers

15 Provide a wide variety of writing material:  Assorted pens and pencils  Laptops and computers  Variety of paper (colour, size, type etc)  Chalkboard/ whiteboard  Writing journals and diaries of holidays and hobbies  Postcards and letters  Writing and sharing stories How could you inspire your child to write at home?

16  Composition and effect  Structure and organisation  Sentence construction  Punctuation  Spelling  Handwriting Current Assessment/ Range of Writing

17  Role play and drama  Talk partners  Hearing adults at school speaking appropriately  5 Minutes of Fame  Asking questions  Visits and visitors  Audio tapes and video clips  Promoting discussion and debate Inspiring Effective Speaking and Listening


19  Talking, talking and more talking  Listening, listening and more listening  Questioning, questioning and more questioning  As above, repeat, repeat, repeat… Helping Children to Develop Their Speaking and Listening Skills at Home



22 Please feel free to have a look at the resources we use and ask any questions.

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