The KS2 Reading Fluency Project is designed to swiftly improve reading fluency and comprehension of those pupils who have entered Year 6 working below the expected standard in reading. The project strategies have been trialled extensively, and have had a powerful effect on reading ability for the vast majority of pupils, in turn supporting them to develop more positive views about reading.
Over the 8-week period, target children receive 2 x 20 minutes teacher-led sessions each week. Using the key strategies of modelled expert reading and echo reading, alongside challenging text selection, pupils have been shown to make dramatic progress across an 8-week intervention period. Year 6 pupils made on average 31.5 months progress during the intervention period.
The project incorporates a range of high quality CPD elements, including:
- a project launch, incorporating 3 sessions (Session 1 is pre-recorded and can be accessed on the 1st September, two weeks prior to the launch day; sessions 2 13:00-14:30pm & session 3 15:00 - 16:30pm will be delivered as live webinars. Sessions 2 & 3 will be delivered across one afternoon.)
- a twilight session (delivered as a one-hour live webinar)
- a 2-hour in-school visit (this can be delivered remotely if necessary)
- a final review (delivered as a one-hour live webinar)
NB. Live sessions are recorded and will be available to access for one week after delivery.
In addition, schools will be supplied with assessment materials, which will support in judging the impact of the project. The HfL advisory team will mark and analyse the assessment materials, providing the pre-intervention data outcomes at the school visit and the post-intervention data outcomes at the final review.
The project cost covers the inclusion of one teacher (who will deliver the sessions) and a project lead (this may be the English Subject Leader).