For pupils to be able to read, write, spell and speak at age- appropriate levels and following age-related expectations.
For pupils to be exposed to a variety of high-quality, age-appropriate literature, genres and authors in all areas of the curriculum.
Daily experience of reading and writing across the curriculum
For pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary through reading a wide range of texts and writing from high-quality texts.
For pupils to develop a love of reading for pleasure, as well as for information, by reading widely and often.
For pupils to acquire a wide range of strategies to enable them to become independent learners in Reading and Writing (spelling rules and patterns and how to tackle unfamiliar words when reading).
For pupils to discuss confidently and to present their ideas to each other by talking, being able to elaborate and explain themselves clearly, make presentations and participate in debates in all areas of the curriculum.
The aim of the reading curriculum is to provide every child with the opportunity to experience a wide-range of engaging high-quality texts from which they can acquire new and varied vocabulary which in turn can be applied to their writing.
Regular exploration of language so that children understand the importance of both meaning of words and the impact they can have within a text.
Reading sessions provide children with the opportunity to develop and explore a range of comprehension skills and questions to develop their independence and resilience.
Pupils to develop a love of reading for pleasure, as well as for information, by reading widely and often.
The aim of the writing curriculum is to provide every child with the opportunity to write for a variety of purposes and audiences; clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style as required.
For pupils to develop an understanding of grammar and punctuation and to acquire a wide vocabulary and to use these appropriately.
For pupils to be given opportunities to use their writing skills across all areas of the curriculum.
In the Early Years the intention is to begin reading sessions with a focus on phonics so that children become used to seeing and reading sounds in a range of contexts.
A wide range of high-quality texts is used to provide the children with a rich reading curriculum.
The curriculum is designed so that children’s experience of texts is directly linked to their independent learning opportunities.