In Year 3 to 6, all children follow the Reading Masters scheme, a programme devised by staff at Vauxhall Primary School.
Reading Masters is a five-day per week programme for reading fluency and comprehension. Each day a specific reading skill is taught, modelled and practised in a whole class setting.
There are five elements to this intervention:
- text and talk fluency
- structure and grammar
- points of view: prediction and wider context.
A study by the University of York has found that Reading Masters had a positive impact on pupil progress in reading comprehension . Results also showed a statistically significant impact on pupils with English as an additional language, although this analysis was unplanned in the original proposal and so this finding should be interpreted with caution.
The full report can be accessed HERE.