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Mayplace Primary School

Igniting The Spark of Learning

Whole Class Guided Reading

By Year 2, all children take part in whole-class guided reading lessons which feature deep reading of extracts from a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Lessons are planned in two-weekly sequences with a regular rotation of texts. Comprehension skills are taught explicitly, using the reading domains from the National Curriculum. These are taught to children as VIPERS (vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve, summarise / sequence).

  • Guided Reading lessons take place four times per week.

  • Lessons are planned in two-weekly sequences, using extracts from one text which is often supplemented using related texts which provide contextual knowledge or provide an opportunity to compare one text with another.

  • All children access the same library of challenging, engaging texts to ensure equal exposure to high-quality book-talk.

  • Lessons follow a pedagogy which provides opportunity to explore vocabulary, discuss opinions, make comparisons and deepen understanding through drama, performance and comprehension.

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Mayplace Primary School is part of The Primary First Trust Limited, a company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales number 08738750 and an Exempt Charity

Registered Address: The White House, Clifton Marine Parade, Gravesend DA11