Ivington Church of England Primary School

Ivington CofE Primary and Pre-school

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Comprehension Express

Comprehension Express

At Ivington, we believe that all children can become confident readers; to support our children’s developing reading skills we teach a ten-week reading programme to boost comprehension skills from Year Four to Year Six.

Project X Comprehension Express is a whole class teaching programme specially built to help children master comprehension.

Project X Comprehension Express ensures explicit modelling and supported practice of the key comprehension strategies


The guidance report 'Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two' (Education Endowment Foundation, 2017) found extensive evidence to demonstrate the impact of teaching reading comprehension using the approach that Project X Comprehension Express adopts.


How it works

Bespoke texts have been written to mirror extents of national test texts and are carefully pitched to be accessible for every child.


Children use drama and actions to embed their understanding. This active learning approach is perfect for motivating boys.


What is comprehension? | Oxford Owl

Get a definition of reading comprehension, exploring how children build their understanding of a text using a combination of background knowledge, vocabulary...

Project X Comprehension Express: See it in action!

Claire Eidam, Deputy Head at Bassetts Farm Primary School models how to use a 'Think aloud' to develop children's comprehension.Find more film clips for Proj...