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Teaching of Reading

At The Drive Primary School we believe that learning to read is one of the most important things your child will do during their early years at school.  We place high importance on this, as it is the gateway or barrier to the whole curriculum and to a lifetime of learning for children.    Through a love of reading that is embedded within our school, we strive to help children to enjoy and appreciate the joy of literature.   



Aims and Objectives:


As a school, we aim to promote high standards of reading and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading both across the curriculum and at home.

As a school, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

· read easily, fluently and with good understanding

· develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.


All children have personal access to their own tailored reading scheme.  Year groups  1-4 routinely used a computerized program called Lexia that provides. phonics instruction and gives students independent practice in basic reading skills.


Year 5 – 6 benefit from the web based reading intervention called Reading Plus which individualises specific interventions which scaffold silent reading practice with the aim to develop and improve students' silent reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.