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Key Stage 1 Reading Fluency Project

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Jane Andrews / Kathy Roe
Admin Contact
Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / Subject Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
HfL have now taken over 1000 pupils at KS2 through the highly successful Reading Fluency Project. Pupils who participated in the project made, on average, over 2 years’ progress in reading comprehension age through the eight week intervention (based on analysis of YARC assessment data). This innovative project is now being adapted for Key Stage 1 pupils. Our initial trials demonstrate the same level of success.

This project has been designed to address the issues that many of our KS1 pupils are faced with: insufficient sight vocabulary and an over-reliance on sounding out; insufficient stamina to get through the SAT paper at Year 2; lack of comprehension skills when reading aloud. This project offers strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ reading achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, pupils in Year 1 and 2 will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS1; 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 sufficiently complex texts. The past few years have seen increased reference to the need to develop fluency in reading. The DfE exemplification materials and test papers highlighted heightened expectations around swift meaning-laden 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:
KS1 Reading Fluency Project
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
The aims of the programme 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 Y2

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 adviser time needed for data analysis. Should you like to include an additional class teacher, please detail this information on your participation agreement form. For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.
Start Date
Tuesday 12 November 2019
End Date
Thursday 13 February 2020
Closing Date
Monday 11 November 2019
09:00 - 16:00
Maximum Places
Maximum places per establishment
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