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Pupils in Reception and Year 1 will be exploring the stories of children's author Julia Donaldson.

Donaldson is famous for writing picture books for younger reader such as, 'The Gruffalo' and 'the snail and the Whale'



Pupils in year 2 are exploring the American author and illustrator Dr Suess. His work includes several of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated in more than 20 languages.



Pupils in Year 3 are in for a real treat this year. The children will be reading stories from Dick King Smith.  King Smith is best known for The Sheep-Pig.  It was adapted as the movie Babe and translations have been published in fifteen languages.



Pupils in Year 4 will be reading the stories of the World's Number 1 storyteller and author of much loved stories including: ' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and ' Matilda'.  It could only be the one and only Roald Dahl




Year 5 pupils will be reading the surprising and hilarious stories from one of Britain's funniest comedians David Walliams.  Walliams' books include: ' The Boy in the Dress' and  'Mr Stink'



Pupils in year 6 are exploring the famous works of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language.  The pupils will also visit the Globe Theatre during the Autumn Term




Please click on the thumbnail above to be taken 
to the Oxford Reading Tree website.

At Montem Academy we provide the  pupils with opportunities  to further develop reading skills through their application in all areas of the curriculum in order to promote better learning and to raise standards. we believe that pupils should be taught in all subjects to express themselves correctly and appropriately and to read accurately and with understanding.

Cross Curricular Links Activities Skills
Topic Topic Box 
PowerPoint Presentations 
Research – Google, Library
Decoding: Knowing the words we read
Literal: Understanding based on clues direct in the text
Inferring: Understanding when clues are implied rather than literal
Vocabulary: Understanding the meaning of a word in a sentence
Evaluating: Forming an opinion by bringing extra information
Skimming and Scanning: When you want to read something quickly to get a general idea or to find a specific piece of information.
Fluency: reading quickly with expression
Predicting: thinking about and deciding what will happen next
Retrieving: Reading and searching the text to find information
Visualising: Creating a mental image of the setting, characters, and events in the text
Cookery Club Reading Recipes 
Reading instructions 
Reading labels and ingredients
Reading Buddies Listening to pupils in Years 1 and 2 during Reading Success
Pupil Story Tellers Reading stories to Years 1 and 2 at the end of the school day
Assemblies Pupils read out the whole school pray
Pupil  Newspaper Reading for Pleasure
PE Reading instructions
Reading co-ordinates
Chatterbooks More Able Reading Club
Trips Pamphlets 
Maths Word Problems
Library sessions Reading blurbs 
Reading reviews 
Reading a range of books for pleasure and knowledge
World book Day Reading for Pleasure
Charity Research 
ICT Instructions 
Reading computing programmes
Christmas production Reading Scripts
Breakfast Club Reading Individual reading
Summer Reading Challenge Summer Reading Challenge
WOW/HFW High Frequency and Wow Words in the playground
Poet Visits 
Black History Month
Poetry workshops
Assemblies Pupils reading out the pray 
Reading Scripts
Library visit Reading for Pleasure
Passport Projects Research
Tuition Tuesday Comprehension tasks 
Guided Reading