While decoding skills and the fluency of reading are vital when a child learns how to read, we must also ensure we are developing their comprehension skills, allowing them to unpick the text and respond to vocabulary and meaning. At school your child is taught the skills of reading, both decoding and retrieval and inference through Guided Reading sessions (please see the Guided Reading tab for more information). We also aim to provide our children with lots of opportunity to practise the types of questions they will see in their reading tests at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2. We feel that if our children become familiar with the phrasing and expectations of certain questions types they will feel more confident when completing these assessments and further develop their enjoyment of reading.
To help support your child with their 1:1 reading at home we have created some clips of children reading and answering key questions for you to look at.