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Summerlea CP School Growing thoughtful learners and independent thinkers

Intent

When our children leave our school we expect them to be avid readers, children who read fluently and widely and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. We want them to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites. We want to produce children who write with confidence and accuracy for a variety of purposes and audiences whilst developing their own individual flair. We want our children to be able to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns correctly using a neat handwriting style. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary so that they are able to decipher new words and then use them when speaking both informally and formally. We also aim for our children to apply all of these English skills to all areas of the curriculum. Pupils will make good progress from their own personal starting points. By the end of Year Six they will be able to write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Our pupils will acquire a wide vocabulary and have a strong command of the written word. Most importantly, they will develop a love of writing and be well equipped for the rest of their education.

  • To ensure that all children make sufficient progress to meet or exceed age-related expectations
  • To enrich children’s reading experiences through immersing them in quality literature
  • To ensure children are able to read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • To provide consistent and progressive phonics teaching in the early teaching of reading
  • To promote reading for both pleasure and information
  • To enrich children’s vocabulary
  • To develop understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • To ensure children are able to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • To ensure the continual development of pupils’ confidence and competence in spoken language and listening skills
  • To develop an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage through the celebration of quality texts across a range of genres, including a balance of old and new classic texts, poetry, non-fiction across the curriculum, stories, rhymes and new and popular authors
  • To set ambitious expectations for reading at home