In Reception & Year 1 this is a session of focused reading time where groups read with a teacher or teaching assistant looking at a specific reading/phonics target. From Year 2 upwards, classes read together. They focus on comprehension skills and vocabulary using a short 'Reading Explorers' text once a week. Three days are spent sharing a class text, developing a love of reading and knowledge of different authors. One day is used as an independent reading session when children can choose any format to read for pleasure.