Reading Gems

Reading Gems is used within the English lessons and/ or as part of WCGR. The key skills (gems) are taught explicitly to the children through discussions about texts, teacher modelling and opportunities to answer questions independently or with support where needed. Each new reading skill is allocated a colour-coded ‘gem’. Every week, children focus on a certain reading gem and learn strategies to help them develop that particular skill.

Each reading skill has an image and a colour associated with it so that children can make connections and, as they become confident in understanding each reading skill, they can identify which skills to use. They will help to ensure that our children develop a clear understanding of the different aspects of reading.

Foundation Stage Gems

Foundation Stage Gems

KS1 Gems

KS1 Gems

KS2 Gems

KS2 Gems

Week 1 – commencing 3.1.21
Reading gem focus
EYFS/ KS1 – Define
KS2/ 3 – Define

Week 2 – commencing 10.1.21
Reading gem focus
EYFS/ KS1 – Retrieve
KS2/ 3 – Retrieve

Week 3 – commencing 17.1.21
Reading gem focus
EYFS/ KS1 – Sequence
KS2/ 3 – Summarise

Week 4 – commencing 24.1.21
Reading gem focus
EYFS/ KS1 – Infer
KS2/ 3 – Infer

Week 5 – commencing 31.1.21
Reading gem focus
EYFS/ KS1 – Predict
KS2/ 3 – Predict

Week 6 – commencing 7.2.21
Reading gem focus
EYFS/ KS1 – Define
KS2/ 3 – Relate

Week 6 – commencing 14.2.21
Reading gem focus
EYFS/ KS1 – Retrieve
KS2/ 3 – Explore