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Kew Riverside Primary School

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Supporting Reading at Home

Reading Objectives – Year 1


  • Speedily read all basic phoneme/graphemes


  • Read accurately by blending known GPCs


  • Read common exception words


  • Read common suffixes


  • Read multi-syllable words containing known GPCs


  • Read contractions and understand use of apostrophe


  • Retell familiar stories and traditional tales


  • Recognise and join in with predictable phrases


  • Recite some poetry by heart


  • Understand texts based on prior knowledge or provided information


  • Correct inaccurate reading by check for sense


  • Discuss the significance of title and events


  • Make inferences on the basis of what is said and done


  • Make predictions based on reading so far


  • Explain clearly understanding of what is read to them


Reading Objectives – Year 2


  • Read fluently using decoding skill
  • Read accurately by blending, including alternative sounds for graphemes
  • Read multisyllable words containing known graphemes
  • Read common suffixes
  • Read exception words
  • Read most words quickly and accurately without overt sounding and blending
  • Discuss and express views on a wide range of poetry, stories and non-fiction
  • Recognise simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry
  • Perform poetry learnt by heart with appropriate intonation
  • Discuss and clarify the meanings of words
  • Discuss the sequence of events in books
  • Make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  • Ask and answer questions about a text
  • Predict what might happen based on reading so far
  • Explain and discuss understanding of a range of reading


Reading Objectives – Year 3/4

  • Read aloud and understand words based on knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes
  • Read further exception words, including those with unusual spelling/sound links
  • Retell some fairy tales or traditional tales orally
  • Identify themes and conventions in a range of books
  • Perform plays and poetry aloud using intonation, tone, volume and action
  • Recognise some different forms of poetry
  • Use dictionaries to check the meanings of words
  • Check that a text makes sense, including explaining the meaning of words in context
  • Identify and summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph
  • Draw inferences about feelings thoughts and motives
  • Use evidence to justify inferences
  • Discuss words and phrases which capture the reader's interest
  • Identify how language contributes to meaning
  • Identify how structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts


Reading Objectives – Year 5/6

  • Use knowledge of morphology and etymology to read aloud and understand new words
  • Make comparisons within and across books
  • Read a range of modern fiction, fiction from literary heritage and books from other cultures and traditions
  • Identify and discuss themes and conventions across a wide range of writing
  • Discuss understanding of texts, including exploring meaning of words in context
  • Ask questions to improve understanding of texts
  • Summarise ideas drawn from more than one paragraphs, identifying key details
  • Predict future events from details stated and implied
  • Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Discuss how authors use language, including figurative language, to affect the reader
  • Make book recommendations, giving reasons for choices
  • Participate in discussions about books, building on and challenging ideas
  • Explain and discuss understanding of reading
  • Participate in formal presentations and debates about reading
  • Provide reasoned justifications for views