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Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Michelle Nicholson / Kathy Roe
Admin Contact
Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / Subject Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
The 2016 KS2 reading paper presented a greater degree of challenge to young readers, and although the 2017 and 18 tests were generally regarded as being more accessible, they still proved challenging for a significant number of our Year 6 pupils. We recognise from our work in schools that many pupils found the texts used for the test hard to access, challenging to comprehend, and demanding in terms of the reading stamina required to get through them in the time available. With this in mind, schools will need to consider how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge so that they are able to tackle the 2020 test with confidence.

This project has been designed to address this issue, offering strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement in a short space of time. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 6 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with books; be more enthusiastic, confident readers with an increased understanding and engagement with texts.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ reading fluency of complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DFE exemplification materials and KS2 test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift comprehensive reading. A lack of fluency impacts upon understanding, motivation, confidence and rates of progress. Research has shown that specific instruction around fluency enables pupils to free up cognitive space which can be directed more effectively towards other activities “… such as comprehension, analysis, elaboration and deep understanding.” [Hattie 2014]

For more information please follow the link below:
KS2 Reading Fluency Project
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
The aims of the project are to:

  • equip teachers with the project strategies proven to support in developing reading comprehension skills, that will ensure pupils are on an improved trajectory towards reaching the EXS in reading by the end of Year 6

Additional Information
The cost of this project is £780 (plus VAT). Please note that it may be possible to include an additional delegate – this may be suitable for two-form entry schools – subject to a nominal £100 fee to cover costs for the sessions, resources and additional TLA time needed for data analysis. Should you like to include an additional class teacher, please detail this information on your participation agreement. For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.
Start Date
Monday 9 September 2019
End Date
Thursday 12 December 2019
Closing Date
Sunday 8 September 2019
09:00 - 16:00
Maximum Places
Maximum places per establishment
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