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Guided Reading

As part of our reading provision at Brettenham Primary School, year 1 start on the ‘Daily supported reading’ programme and move onto guided reading activities once they reach the Blue Level. This is also accessed by some able reception pupils during the summer term.


Within KS1 and KS2, children are expected to complete a daily session of whole class reading which must last at least 30 minutes.


Teachers are responsible for the content and coverage of the lessons to ensure all key reading skills are covered. Activities should be based on the National curriculum and the contents domain found in the National Curriculum Test Framework documents.

  • Each class has a weekly text which they use to cover the different reading skills required to meet age related expectations
  • Tasks rather than the text are differentiated to support the needs of the different learners within the class.
  • Personalised texts may be used to support EAL or SEN learners within a class
  • Activities are reading focused, bespoke and have a clear reading objective and success criteria
  • All lessons should incorporate a plenary to address any misconceptions.


Daily Supported Reading (DSR) 


The Daily Supported Reading Programme is a scheme that helps to move all children on in their reading. Within Brettenham, DSR is delivered to Year 1 and some reception pupils in the summer term. It helps children make accelerated progress by working with trained adults in small and manageable groups matched to their independent reading levels. This approach is also used as an intervention in year 2 and has a proven track record of success in raising school reading standards as Key Stage 1.


At Brettenham Primary School, we run the Daily Supported Reading programme (DSR) four times a week (excluding Thursday). Regular assessments ensure that there is fluid movement between each group so that children are fully supported and, stretched and challenged to achieve their full potential. This is on top of children taking leveled books home as part of our School Bag approach.

School is closed for INSET Monday 2nd November , we re-open for children Tuesday 3rd November ...................There is no breakfast Club or after school clubs running this term, if this changes we will inform you in advance............................. All dinner monies for years 3-6 must be paid in advance on Parent Pay, dinner money is £11:50 per week per child....................