Get ready for Fielding's new approach to teaching reading in Years 3,4,5 &6!
From September, pupils in Years 3-6 (and from Summer term in Year 2) will be taught whole class reading in a similar format to English and maths lessons. Teachers have trialed this approach in some year groups this term with positive results. Lessons are engaging and challenging with the inclusion of explicit pre-teaching of vocabulary and reading skills such as prediction and inference. There are opportunities for pupils to practise each skill before applying it directly in the context of the class text.
This approach to the teaching of reading works best if each child has their own personal copy of the book. We have found that children take more care of their own book, are more motivated to learn and it build up their own personal library.
In preparation for September, we would like you to purchase a copy of the class book. Please see details below of which book your child's year group will be studying:
Year 3- Flora and Ulysses, Kate Di Camillo
Year 4- The Borrowers, Mary Norton
Year 5- The 1000 year old boy, Ross Welford
Year 6- The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
If your child has a pupil premium passport we will provide your child with a copy of the class text free of charge. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you do not receive a grant but will be unable to provide the book due to financial reasons.