At Cedars Primary School, teaching and learning is based upon a language rich themed curriculum where pupils are exposed to a range of experiences to enhance their knowledge, understanding and long term memory. As a result, pupils at Cedars are confident, aspirational, articulate learners who are ready for the next stage of education.
The children are taught reading comprehension and decoding skills through daily whole class Guided Reading sessions. Due to many of our children speaking English as an additional language, along with the rising expectations of national expectations, we place a great emphasis on learning and developing new vocabulary before the children meet the week's text. We pre-teach this vocabulary through a variety of engaging games and activities, which then enable the children to confidently decode and comprehend the text upon that first read.
We make reading fun - children love games, songs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
If you require more information about our Reading, please feel free to drop-in to school to have a chat with Miss Esat (KS2) or Mrs Harrison (KS1) and Mrs Furness (Early Years) who will be happy to help.
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