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Early Reading Practice Session

Early Reading Practice Sessions


Early reading practice sessions take place three times a week in Reception and Year 1 and continue during the first term of Year 2. After this point, we will teach reading in this way for any pupils who still need to practise reading with decodable books. Reading practice sessions are taught in small groups with books matched to the pupils’ secure phonic knowledge using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised assessments. Each reading practice session has a clear focus so that the demands of the session do not overload the pupils’ working memory. They have been designed to focus on three key reading skills: decoding (applying phonic knowledge to read the words), prosody (teaching pupils to read with understanding and expression) and comprehension (teaching pupils to understand the text).

Early Reading Practice Session Video