Why is fluency and reading stamina important?
At New Ford Academy, reading is at the front and centre of our curriculum as it is integral in enabling our children to become successful in all areas of their learning. Our aim is to develop fluent and expressive readers who have a life-long passion for reading. Fluency in reading is crucial as it enables children to improve their reading stamina. This makes reading more enjoyable which in turn encourages children to want to read more.
In order to become a fluent reader, it is important that children have the opportunity to read aloud. Therefore, we have set out a reading requirement for each year group for the number of times a child is expected to read to an adult at home.
Year 1 – 3 times each week
Year 2 – 3 times each week
Year 3 – 3 times each week
Year 4 – 3 times each week
Year 5 – 5 times each week
Year 6 – 6 times each week