Reading and writing lies at the heart of all great learning. We believe that every child has the right to leave primary school with a good acquisition of the English language, having developed the key skills of reading and writing needed to function in the wider world.
Through a use of varied and rich texts, we develop a passion for reading and stimulating opportunities for writing. Children will be introduced to a range of authors, forms, styles and text types, in order to broaden their skills and ignite their interests within the world of English. By linking our texts to our topic-based curriculum, we also intend to develop the children’s awareness of how English is interlinked with the wider curriculum.
Our reading and writing curriculum is thoroughly planned and consistently monitored and adapted to ensure that children are provided with the best opportunities to develop the following key skills:
- read with fluency, expression and intonation
- comprehend what they have read and analyse the choices made by the author
- make comparisons between texts and authors through the analysis of themes and conventions
- write for real or creative purposes and audiences
- develop their own creative style and express their imaginative thoughts
- develop cohesion and accuracy within their writing through their awareness of the craft of the English language
- re-read and make improvements to their work by viewing writing as a drafting and re-crafting process
- improve their motor skills to be able to write with increasing legibility and fluency
Across the Federation, we follow the 'Read Write Inc.' phonics programme, which is one of the validated systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) teaching programmes. For more information, please click the link below to visit the dedicated phonics & early reading page.