Our children have developed a love for reading and read for pleasure.
Whole class reading has had a positive impact on children’s subject knowledge of reading domains, particularly vocabulary.
The introduction of practice books has had a positive impact as children are reading books that are much more closely matched to their reading ability. Parents, staff and pupils report that these books have given children more confidence with their reading. Children in KS1 are beginning to read with greater fluency. The Year 2 Phonics Screening Check results were 85% in Dec 2021.
There has been a focus on reading environments around the school and a love of reading is now clear to see. Reading areas are interactive and contain evidence of pupil voice.
By the end of Year 6 our children leave us having made good progress from their own individual starting points and with an enjoyment for books.
Our children see themselves as writers. Our creative and cross-curricular curriculum encourages many different writing opportunities linked to our topics and high quality texts. Across the school there is clear evidence that the children are being provided with exciting and memorable ‘hooks’ for their writing. Children work hard to practise and improve their handwriting and spelling and this can be seen in books.
The journey of writing can be seen in books and children write for purpose; publishing their work at least once a term. After trialling ‘The Write Stuff’ in Year 3 and 4 there is good evidence of an improvement in writing stamina and vocabulary choices.