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Histon and Impington

Park Primary School


At CPET, we instil a love of reading through exploration of texts linked to all curriculum areas.  The teaching of systematic synthetic phonics allows the children to be supported in becoming independent decoders and ultimately readers.  From Year Two to Year Six, children are taught additional reading skills through discrete reading sessions, English lessons and through cross curricular reading opportunities. 


Each reading session is linked to a reading skill (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Summarising/Sequencing).  Reading sessions take on the principles of the structure, shown in the diagram below, which is based on research and guidance from James Durran and high quality stimuli are chosen for the children to explore and enjoy. The structure allows children to be immersed within the taught texts.