William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX
Office Manager: Rita Quigley
SENDCo: Caitlin Shaw

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William Patten Primary School


Hackney Loves Reading is an approach to teaching reading at William Patten School once children have finished learning RWI. It addresses the revised National Curriculum objectives that focuses on:

  • Oracy / discussion
  • Reading for pleasure to establish a love of reading
  • Reading to gain knowledge across the curriculum
  • Exposure to a wider variety of extended texts
  • Vocabulary

It aims to:

  • To foster a life-long love of reading
  • To develop a consistent approach to reading across KS1 (after RWI) and in KS2
  • To provide teachers with guidance in the teaching of reading
  • To provide a curriculum in line with the requirements of the New National Curriculum

Key features:

  • Independent learning based on learning behaviours
  • Direct teaching of reading (15 approximately minutes) with whole class before independent reading session (30mins)
  • Focus on talk – partner work, discussion and explanation
  • Consistent whole school approach to ‘reading for pleasure’
  • Focus on teaching of key strategies which enable a deeper understanding of texts
  • Focus on reading a range of high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Reading strategies:

  • Prediction
  • Ask questions
  • Clarifying (Spot breakdowns and try to mend them)
  • Summarising (put important items together)
  • Inference using clues
  • Making connections to background knowledge, personal experiences and previous reading
  • Evaluation (identify important words or phrases)
  • Developing effective learning behaviours
  • Support and actively listen to each other
  • Discuss and explain our ideas
  • Take responsibility for our own learning

HLR Y2 Learning Behaviours and Stems

HLR Y2 Learning behaviours and Stems

HLR KS2 Learning Behaviours and Stems

HLR KS2 Learning Behaviours and Stems