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Long Row Primary School

Inspire, Respect, Belong

Heroic Hammerheads

Heroic Hammerheads Spring Term 1 Timetable (afternoons are subject to change)

Read, Read, Read!


Please support your child in reading three times a week at home. Although it is great that children read independently, a discussion around the book and vocabulary will help your child progress. Great readers often make great writers! Thank you for your parental support. 


We use a range of methods to teach reading, including guided, whole class and independent reading. 


We love reading in Year 5/6. We are 'Reading to Red' to achieve a sticker at the end of every week, but we must read at least three times, although the more times, the better! 


We are developing shared reading strategies.


We are focusing on the following strategies (try these at home too!) 

  • making pictures in our heads
  • listening to someone read 
  • asking questions when we don't understand (clarify)
  • summarising (first, next, then)
  • predicting using the text
  • inferring using the text 


We are becoming more confident every day!