Leader of English - Miss Talbot

Leader of Early Reading - Mrs Hodgson

At Balby Central Primary Academy we have a love of literature.

We read a wide range of literature from EYFS to Year 6. We have set times to read at school and understand that a book can take our imagination to places we can only dream of visiting.



At Balby Central Primary Academy we recognise that skilled word reading involves both the speedy working out of pronunciations of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words. Phonics is emphasised and prioritised in EYFS and KS1 to teach early reading. As children develop their fluency, they will practise their comprehension skills. Good comprehension draws from pupils’ understanding of a text, quality discussions with those around them, a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and a knowledge of the world. Every text we read is used to develop our fluency, comprehension and also our vocabulary breadth. 


Reading Intent Statement. 

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How do we teach reading?

We design our reading curriculum at the start of the year to ensure that we are covering a broad and balanced text range. See below for how we track this.

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We then teach reading across school using the identified texts. We will develop fluency, answer comprehension questions and practise verbalising and writing our answers in full sentences. When we struggle with a comprehension style question, we try and try again to be the best answers we can write. 

We teach reading in the following ways. Please see your child's class teacher should you require any futher information.



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Balby Central Primary Academy

Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL

Balby Central Primary Academy, Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL


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