Curriculum - Reading

  • The Oxford Reading Tree
  • The Oxford Reading Tree - A Guide for Parents

  • Year Group Authors

    Pupils in Reception and Year 1 will be exploring the stories of children's author Julia Donaldson.

    Donaldson is famous for writing picture books for younger reader such as, 'The Gruffalo' and 'the snail and the Whale'

    Pupils in year 2 are exploring the American author and illustrator Dr Suess. His work includes several of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated in more than 20 languages.
    Pupils in Year 3 are in for a real treat this year. The children will be reading stories from Dick King Smith.  King Smith is best known for The Sheep-Pig.  It was adapted as the movie Babe and translations have been published in fifteen languages.

    Pupils in Year 4 will be reading the stories of the World's Number 1 storyteller and author of much loved stories including: ' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and ' Matilda'.  It could only be the one and only Roald Dahl
    Year 5 pupils will be reading the surprising and hilarious stories from one of Britain's funniest comedians David Walliams.  Walliams' books include: ' The Boy in the Dress' and  'Mr Stink'

    Pupils in year 6 are exploring the famous works of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language.  The pupils will also visit the Globe Theatre during the Autumn Term

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    Reading Across the Curriculum

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    At Montem Academy we provide the  pupils with opportunities  to further develop reading skills through their application in all areas of the curriculum in order to promote better learning and to raise standards. we believe that pupils should be taught in all subjects to express themselves correctly and appropriately and to read accurately and with understanding.

    Cross Curricular Links Activities Skills
    Topic Topic Box
    PowerPoint Presentations
    Research – Google, Library
    Decoding: Knowing the words we read
    Literal: Understanding based on clues direct in the text
    Inferring: Understanding when clues are implied rather than literal
    Vocabulary: Understanding the meaning of a word in a sentence
    Evaluating: Forming an opinion by bringing extra information
    Skimming and Scanning: When you want to read something quickly to get a general idea or to find a specific piece of information.
    Fluency: reading quickly with expression
    Predicting: thinking about and deciding what will happen next
    Retrieving: Reading and searching the text to find information
    Visualising: Creating a mental image of the setting, characters, and events in the text
    Cookery Club Reading Recipes
    Reading instructions
    Reading labels and ingredients
    Reading Buddies Listening to pupils in Years 1 and 2 during Reading Success
    Pupil Story Tellers Reading stories to Years 1 and 2 at the end of the school day
    Assemblies Pupils read out the whole school pray
    Pupil  Newspaper Reading for Pleasure
    PE Reading instructions
    Reading co-ordinates
    Chatterbooks More Able Reading Club
    Trips Pamphlets
    Maths Word Problems
    Library sessions Reading blurbs
    Reading reviews
    Reading a range of books for pleasure and knowledge
    World book Day Reading for Pleasure
    Charity Research
    ICT Instructions
    Reading computing programmes
    Christmas production Reading Scripts
    Breakfast Club Reading Individual reading
    Summer Reading Challenge Summer Reading Challenge
    WOW/HFW High Frequency and Wow Words in the playground
    Poet Visits
    Black History Month
    Poetry workshops
    Assemblies Pupils reading out the pray
    Reading Scripts
    Library visit Reading for Pleasure
    Passport Projects Research
    Tuition Tuesday Comprehension tasks
    Guided Reading