Top Tips for Creating KS2 Reading Schemes

This week, we are sharing a helpful article from the TES Newspaper. Looking into Key Stage 2 English resources, this article gives some useful tips on how to construct a sound reading scheme.

All English Teachers want to encourage their students to share in their love for language, literature and reading. That’s why after the results for Year 6 reading tests came back with such a shocking result last year, many English Teachers were left determined to improve competency levels.

Following the unexpected results of last year’s Year 6 Sats Reading Test, teachers are making reading a top priority. English Teachers know what it takes to encourage a love of reading through a diverse range of methods, but according to an assistant vice-principal these are the 9 most important components of developing a good reading scheme at primary school.

  1. 1. Independent reading


  1. 2. Independent written work


  1. 3. Reading aloud


  1. 4. Teacher-led discussion and modelling


  1. 5. Questioning


  1. 6. Focus on vocabulary


  1. 7. A range of texts


  1. 8. Deliberate focus on skills


  1. 9. A teacher who loves reading


For more information on these nine essential components, head to the article here. Or if you are a Teacher looking for opportunities in Primary, Secondary, SEN or Support Staff roles, please get in touch to find out how First Class Education can help you.