As a Key Stage, we are having a big drive at improving our reading skills, in preparation for our SATs tests at the end of the year. We have recently started to use 'Project X Comprehension Express' 3 times a week which focuses on 2 key reading skills per lesson. As a class, we look at these skills together before the children use these skills independently to answer the questions provided.
We then utilise these 'Expert Tips' in our English lessons and other two guided reading sessions throughout the week. Our key text in Guided Reading is 'Boy in the Tower'. The children have been looking at gathering key vocabulary, formulating definitions, making predictions and making connections between what they have read to answer questions.