The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Reading

Reading at Petham

Shared Reading

In KS1 and KS2, children will have opportunities to read frequently during whole class English lessons. This may involve reading together as a class from the board or reading/sharing a range of texts. 

In Reception, towards the end of the school year, children participate in shared/group reading activities to prepare them for guided reading in KS1.

Guided Reading

Each week the children will work with the class teacher in a small group to access a text. This text is aimed at a slightly higher level than they are able to read independently, but with the support of the class teacher, children are able to access the text and extend their reading ability and comprehension.

Individual Reading

In EYFS and Key Stage 1 children read independently (often with an adult) on a frequent basis. In Key Stage 2, children who need more individual support will receive help on a one to one or small group basis.

In Key Stage 1 and EYFS, children access banded reading books, which includes a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.

Parental Involvement

At the start of the school year, your child’s class teacher will have informed you about classroom routines for each class with regards to reading books/reading homework activities.

We emphasise the need for parents to take an active role in their child’s education, supporting the developing reader and encouraging open lines of communication through reading diaries and planners.