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Brimscombe C of E Primary School

Brimscombe C of E Primary School

Do your best for yourself and each other


Teaching Reading

Reading is taught daily in school using  Reciprocal teaching strategy.

Reciprocal reading  is a scaffolded,  or supported, discussion technique that incorporates four main strategies—predicting, questioning, clarifying, summarising—that good readers use together to comprehend text.  

In addition to reciprocal reading we try our best to listen to individual readers and teachers regularly read to their classes. Time is also put aside during the week for reading for pleasure.


Most of the writing the children do is related to the topic. As the children move through the years they learn more complex spellings and grammar. The children write in a variety of fiction and non- fiction forms. Click to button to see the writing overview or  it can be downloaded at the bottom of the page .



What are children expected to be able to do? 

Children work towards what is described as 'the expected standard'  with some children exceeding this and reaching 'greater depth.' A quick parent's guide as to what makes the expected level can be downloaded from the 'help for parents' tab.

Brimscombe Hill, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QR

01453 882474

For hard copies please contact Mrs S Newman in the office