In the early years and primary phase, we want our children, parents and staff to see reading as the gateway to the world, both imagined and real. Children who read and are read to, on a daily basis, develop a wider vocabulary, greater general knowledge, enhanced well-being and a better understanding of the cultural diversity of our world. Reading in the early years and primary phase is underpinned by our purpose for education which is to enable all pupils to flourish and grow. Through our values (hope, perseverance, wisdom, love, respect, faith) we aim to provide our pupils with a reading curriculum that is knowledge-rich, vocabulary-driven and skills-based.
Through a whole-school spine of high quality, inspirational texts from a diverse range of authors, our children will develop a true and long-lasting love for reading. During daily lessons, children will develop our reading skills of:
- Asking questions
- Making connections
It is through this exposure to quality texts that children develop the knowledge and language that is so intrinsic to our whole school curriculum. We wish for every child to leave the school as a fluent and skilled reader, who values and understands the importance of reading.
In the early years and primary phase, we want our children, staff and parents to value the benefits of being able to communicate their ideas, views and feelings through writing, which will benefit them now and in the future. Writing is underpinned by our purpose for education which is to enable all pupils to flourish and grow. Through our values (hope, perseverance, wisdom, love, respect, faith) we aim to provide our pupils with a writing curriculum that is knowledge-rich, vocabulary-driven and skills-based. We believe children produce great writing when they are inspired and when their interest is ignited by learning that is in context. Children will understand that writing is a continuous process of:
Through studying a high quality range of text, we aim to make writing an exciting and creative subject, which engages and encourages children to write for relevant and meaningful purposes across the whole curriculum. Where possible, we will provide a range of real-life situations for their writing, that focuses on the audience and purpose. Each term, children will have the opportunity to write fiction, non fiction and poetry, where they will be able to apply the grammar features associated with their year-group.