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Progression in Reading

When our children move onto Guided Reading from ReadWriteInc, we have a structured programme in place to make sure they successfully progress in the subject as they move through school.

Many of our children in Year 2 and 3 will look at shorter texts where there will be a huge emphasis on fluency. They will be given opportunities to discuss the vocabulary in the texts they are reading and consider the context this has been used in. They will also start looking at basic comprehension skills where they will practice retrieving information from their texts.

When our Year 3 children are showing more confidence in their fluency and basic comprehension skills, they will then be introduced to ‘The Big 10,’ as mentioned in the implementation above. Here, they will look at texts relevant to their year group and continue completing comprehension tasks using these skills. They will then continue this in Year 4, 5 and 6, where texts will become more challenging and these skills will be taught in more detail and will be used closer together.

Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 will also be given the opportunity to participate in a 10-week reading programme called Comprehension Express. This is a whole-class teaching programme that will help them master the skills they have learnt and excel in their comprehension.

Meet our Reading Ambassadors


Our reading ambassadors are a group of children in our school who are passionate and dedicated readers. They promote different stories for everyone to read and play a key part in making sure reading is fun at Westwood.

In Westwood, we have always promoted a love for Reading. You can find some more ideas about just how much we do this below, as well as a few extra resources you might find useful.