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At Canvey Junior School, reading is taught through a combination of word and comprehension skills. We feel children need the opportunity to experience a range of classic texts, modern authors and non-fiction texts, which are incorporated into our guided reading sessions and the texts that teachers read to their classes. We place a high importance on children having opportunities to perform the poems and play scripts that they have read; not only does this develop their speaking and listening skills, but develops their confidence.

From Year 3, word skills are developed through the use of the Read, Write Inc. programme which follows on from what they were learning in KS1. This supports the children's development of reading and, when ready, they move onto our Ginn reading scheme.  

The document below details the text types covered across the year and the books the teachers read in class.