Luston and Shobdon



We believe reading is the key to unlocking learning. At Shobdon and Luston Primary School we aim for every child to develop a life-long love of reading.

Our reading curriculum begins with the teaching of phonics in YR where we use the Letters and Sounds scheme alongside 'Read Write Inc' resources and books to engage our children in a rich variety of kinaesthetic activities. We use a wide range of high quality, vocabulary rich books in the teaching of reading that are banded to support developing reading ability.

From Year One onwards, the children engage in daily whole class reading sessions. Teaching the whole class means that all pupils can read with the teacher more often, moving faster through more or longer texts and benefiting from the teacher’s expert explanations, modelling, questioning and feedback. It also makes possible more integration between topic-related reading, reading as stimulus for writing, daily reading aloud to the class and following a class reading book.


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