Resource ID 101371

KS1 English

"Comprehension of Information - Interpreting Texts"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Comprehension of Information - Interpreting Texts"

A simple resource that challenges students in key stage 1 to interpret information within a railway-themed text

Contextual Summary

This is an English reading task that enables students to practise their reading and comprehension skills. The task links to specific information about the Isle of Wight Steam Railway that should be interesting, and relevant in terms of skills application, to students in key stage 1.

Questions have been chosen because they enable students to practise their comprehension and interpretation of unseen texts, focusing on interpretation and retrieval of information.

Key Skills Practised
  • Reading for meaning and information
  • Interpretation skills
  • Showing an understanding of form, purpose, & audience
  • Summarising skills
Learning Opportunities


The resource/questions could be used/answered in class prior to the trip so students are aware of the history of and background to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.


The resource/questions could be used/answered using the classroom available on site, so students gain a better contextual understanding of the venue.


The resource/questions could be used/answered as a follow-up task to allow for more skills-based curriculum work after the visit to be undertaken.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate many aspects of their reading skills, by comprehending the key information within the text.

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