In Y3, we aim to continue to develop the children’s reading skills, so that they can:
Children participate in a daily reading lesson in school, completing a range of reading activities including a whole class reading session and a group guided reading session with a quality text that is at an appropriate level of challenge for them.
Whole Class Guided Reading
Each week, children participate in a whole class guided reading session. One text is read together through a mixture of: the teacher reading to the children, the children reading with the teacher and the children reading independently.
During this time questions linked to a specific content domain are discussed and answered, with different question focuses each week.
Small Group Guided Reading
Each week, children participate in a small group guided session with the teacher. This allows opportunity to develop their reading and comprehension skills within a smaller group. An appropriately levelled text is used with each group. After reading, there is a guided comprehension focus.
Independent Work in Reading
Here, children have opportunity to practise their reading and comprehension skills independently. They will complete a comprehension linked to the content domain taught within the whole class session each week. Children also complete a reading task linked to their small group guided text, answering questions across all content domains.