Subject Progression Maps



At Auriol, we are passionate about reading and we value reading as a life skill.  We believe that reading is key to academic success and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers.  Reading forms the core of our curriculum and we create a whole school approach so that our children will have a love of reading and are inspired to read in many ways.  We immerse the children in a wide variety of stories and texts to inspire, interest and excite. Our Guided Reading explicitly teaches comprehension strategies and skills to understand what they are reading and answer a range of challenging questions. Reading for pleasure is a cornerstone of our approach, with pupils having access to an extensive selection of books in our library and spend time in school reading both independently and to our staff. Books are used to enhance all subjects and teachers ensure that cross-curricular links with Reading are woven into the programme of study. We employ the Accelerated Reader programme which ensures that each child is adequately supported and challenged at their appropriate level.  It allows access to a wide range of genres and themes, exposing the children to various authors to broaden their horizons, experiences and aspirations.

Class teachers will spend time enjoying a text chosen based on the children's interests in their DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read), sharing book recommendations and modelling reading aloud. We have a range of high quality theme based texts in every year groups so that children can apply their reading across the curriculum to deepen their knowledge and understanding across all subjects. Our carefully planned programme of phonics and comprehension interventions and scaffolding means that we support children both when learning to read and reading to learn.

Challenge : Through challenging and engaging class texts, deep questioning and carefully selected individual books, we ensure a high level of challenge for all readers.

Inspire : Using a mixture of texts, films and visuals that inspire and scaffold our readers we develop a school wide love and  a confidence in reading both individually and across the wider curriculum.

Prepare : We teach explicit comprehension strategies and skills so that children acquire reading skills that prepare them for life and future learning.


Subject Leaders: Mrs Lee

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Subject Documents Date  
Reading Progression Map 22nd Feb 2022 Download
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