Reading Intent and Implementation

Our Intent

By the time our children leave Mullion Primary School, they will be motivated and enthusiastic readers who read both for enjoyment and to find things out. We teach children to read and to keep them reading through a coordinated and progression approach that promotes fluency and a love of reading. We will introduce them to current and classic authors and teach reading through a range of genres. We will develop readers who discuss and give opinions about what they have read.

Reading Spine
We have developed our reading spine to ensure that high-quality, well-written texts are chosen that match our curriculum and engage our learners. These texts are also woven through our writing curriculum and the wider curriculum. 
We teach phonics and early reading through the Read Write Inc programme. This is a systematic synthetic phonics programme where children are grouped at stage not age. The children read decodable books matched to their stage of reading. They read books that they can read.
Reading VIPERS
Skills of reading are taught through the VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Summary). In EYFS and key stage one, this is through Talk for Stories. In key stage two, this is taught through short reading extracts shaped around a weekly theme and a once per week class reading book talk lesson.