Our intention is to expose and encourage children to read a variety of texts through our core reading scheme of carefully curated literature, which will provide not only entertainment but also challenge. We teach children the necessary skills to both ‘word read’ and ‘comprehend’. We aim to ensure that all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject, in order that they are equipped for their forthcoming secondary education.
Using Talk for Writing principles, we scaffold children's learning through a consistent structured approach throughout the school where vocabulary, grammar and genres are learnt robustly; this is achieved by going through the three phases of imitation, innovation and independent application. Independent application provides opportunity for true independent writing and allows children to develop their creativity. As part of the structured phases, we ensure opportunities for drama as this immerses a child within a text and deepens their understanding. It also complements our goal of developing confidence in children by giving them a chance to perform in front of their peers.
Children are encouraged to express themselves imaginatively, creatively and effectively, enabling them to use language to communicate ideas and enrich their learning across the curriculum.
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