Destination Reader

Across Year 4, 5 and Year 6, we teach the reading programme, Destination Reader. Designed by Hackney Learning Trust, the programme involves daily reading sessions incorporating whole class modelling prior to the children applying these skills through partner work and independent reading. Children deepen their understanding of the texts they read through the systematic use of a series of strategies and language stems.

Destination Reader teaches children learning behaviours for reading that support them to actively listen to others and reach greater depths of understanding from a text. It focuses on seven different learning behaviours: predicting, inferring, asking questions, evaluating, clarifying, making connections and summarising. The children are guided in developing their skills with the use of sentence stems and whole class, teacher-led discussion.

The books read as part of Destination Reader for Year 4 are:

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 4Varjak Paw S.F.SaidHow To Train Your Dragon by Cressida CowellPugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve

The books read as part of Destination Reader in Year 5 and Year 6 are:

Autumn 1Autumn 2 Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 5High Rise Mystery by Sharna JacksonFloodland by Marcus SedgewickStreet Child by Berlie DohertyCan You See Me by Rebecca WestcottJourney to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo I Was A Rat by Philip Pullman
Year 6Wonder by R.J.PalacioGoodnight Mr Tom by Michelle MagorianThe Explorer by Katherine RundellSkellig by David Almond Holes by Louis SacharA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness