In KS2, the children build upon their reading and comprehension skills through whole class reading lessons. Each half term the class read a new text. Whilst reading the text, the teachers and children discuss the vocabulary, make predictions, explain what they know and why and find answers to questions within the text.
The children in KS2 use Accelerated Reader alongside whole class reading lessons. During Accelerated Reader, the children have the opportunity to read and then take a quiz about their chosen text. We encourage the children to read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
The children can either read our school library books or an electronic book using MyON. All of these books are levelled and will closely match individual children’s reading ability.
As with children in EYFS and KS1, we ask that children in KS2 read at home daily. The children are able choose MyOn (e-books) or school library books to read at home.
How can I help my child with reading at home?
Listen to your child read as regularly as possible. We encourage the children to read at home daily.
Continue to read to your child regularly.
Talk to your child about what they are reading. Key questions to ask:
What does that word mean?
How do you know that…?
What do you think will happen next? Why do you think that?
Do you like this story? Why?
Whay do you think that… did that?
What has happened so far?
Top tips for helping your child read words that they don’t recognise.
If you have any questions about reading at school or at home, please ask your child’s class teacher and they will be more than happy to help.
Below are links to the Accelerated Reader and MyOn login pages.