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Daily Reading- Soft Start 8.45am

During our daily soft start children are expected to bring their home reading books and their Reading Record book in their book bag. This is to be reviewed by the teacher to ensure each child is reading regularly at home and that their Parent/Carer is signing their reading record. This is also a valuable time for the teacher and supporting adults to listen to child read aloud. The teacher can use this time to allow each child to change their book when finished and guide and advise on their future choices. 

Guided Reading

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.



Book Door Displays

We like to celebrate our class book by displaying this on our classroom door! This book is one read by the teacher and enjoyed by the class. These are just some of them!

Reading for Pleasure

At Brettenham we value reading highly and enjoy reading at home. Children take home books of their choice from our school library and from our class book areas. Children are expected to read every day at school and every evening at home. 

Breakfast Club is 8:15 - 8:45 am , The cost is £1.50 per day . please pay on Parent Pay in advance , School dinners need to be paid for in advance on Parent Pay .....................