Improving reading speed through fluency

At The William Hogarth School we attach great importance to reading as it is central to almost all the learning we do. It is of course imperative to read with greater and greater comprehension, but it is also critically important to practice reading at speed and gain greater fluency. As the children progress to year 6 and prepare for SATs they will have maths papers with around 2500 words to read - which will take a long time if they do not have fluency. The faster they read, the greater use they will be able to make if their reading, and the greater enjoyment and reward they will gain from it.

Here, year 3 Picasso children are timing each other reading set passages.