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New this year...Book Talk.

This year we have introduced a new approach to the teaching of reading across school. We have aligned our teaching of reading with the teaching of writing using Jane Considine's 'Hooked on Books' approach.

Children take part in regular Book Talk sessions where they read aloud with a group of their peers using different reading organisations. 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, scoring up to 4 points for every response they articulate correctly.