We love reading at Holbeton. Speak to our children and you will find out why it is important to read a lot!
We have aligned our teaching of reading with Jane Considine's 'Hooked on Books' approach.
During the week, children take part in 'Book Talk' a whole class guided reading session. In those 'Book Talk' sessions you will find our children reading by themselves, reading with a partner, reading as a whole class or listening to the class teacher model reading. Children use the 'Reading Rainbow' to read and respond to texts through different lenses within 3 different zones of reading: The Fantastics, The Stylistics and The Analytics. Book Talk is key to developing oracy skills. Children collaborate in groups using sentence stems and high utility words to develop a Book Talk response. Children also complete comprehension tasks when working independently.