Edenham
CofE Primary School
Inspire Believe Achieve

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Philippians 4:13

Skills Builder Silver Award 2021-24 Ofsted Good Provider

Reading at Edenham

At Edenham we realise the importance of reading.  We follow Read Write Inc from EYFS, children follow this programme at a pace that it appropriate to them.  From Year 1 children have access to guided reading sessions.  We use whole class guided reading sessions to ensure all children are able to access a rich and exciting range of texts.  These texts are linked to our Big Questions where appropriate to help children: make sense of the vocabulary they come across, the period of time, person, or concept they are studying or to aid them with inference in that particular text.

Within these guided reading sessions, we use Reading VIPERS to focus children on a particular reading skill. Vocabular, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval, sequencing/summarising. 

Below is the reading journey our children will follow from Year 1 onwards.  With adults, EYFS children share a range of picture, fiction and non-fiction books daily and throughout the rest of the school as well as our whole class texts, extracts and other whole texts are also shared. 

Year 1/2

Year 3/4

Year 5/6