Whole Class Reading
In Years 5 and 6 the children experience whole class reading. When reading, the teacher is modelling good use of intonation, volume and expression which the children will pick up on and eventually start to emulate in their own performances. Whole class reading sessions mean that children of all attainment bands are immersed in the same high-quality literature and the discussions that these texts promote. Teachers use targeted and open-ended questioning to engage and assess the children at different stages in the book. Following the session, children complete a follow up task reflecting on what they have read. Teachers then have the opportunity to assess individual understanding of a text.