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Thames Ditton

Junior School

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Reading

At Thames Ditton Junior School, we introduce reading to our children in many ways across the curriculum. Within our explicit English provision, reading is taught through phonics and spelling strategies to develop reading ability and skills, book-based units that are embedded in our English syllabus, guided reading sessions, free reading opportunities and trips to our school library. Additionally, we run reading challenges and initiatives to encourage our pupils to read for pleasure. Our reading skills are taught through VIPERS – an acronym for ‘Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarisation’.

TDJS English Learning Guide

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