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Cracking Comprehension

Cracking Comprehension

Alongside the broad depth of comprehension skills explored and developed as part of the Read and Respond lessons, our children take part in a weekly session of specific test related comprehension skills using Rising Stars Cracking Comprehension to ensure that our children develop the skills to apply their reading understanding in very focused and test based scenarios.

There is a specific programme of work for each year group to follow including test based practice and experience where skills are modelled, revised and assessed. Cracking comprehension lesson are focused around our reading gems, and focus on reading skills such as summarising and predicting using evidence from the text, evaluating, analysing and making judgements about characters’ motivations.

20/21 Year 6 Working hard to retrieve information from a non-fiction text about Swimming the Channel.

2020/21 - Year 4 - We are currently using a text about Claude Monet in our cracking comprehension lessons. This is helping us to learn more about our focus artist, whilst developing our comprehension skills.

20/21 Y6 have been working hard on their comprehension skills and improving their test skills.

2020/21 Year 5 working on our retrieval skills

Working hard, as always, in year 4.

Dragon’s Den applying their skimming and scanning techniques to answer a range of question styles.

Dragon's Den enjoying our role play.

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Walking with my iguana.