Reading – curriculum information

Intent:

At Stoneferry we give Reading a high priority in our curriculum as it the ability to read and understand which opens up learning for children. To do this we do the following:

  • Provide high quality teaching and learning for daily systematic synthetic phonic sessions using the Read Write Inc. programme and deliver appropriate interventions.
  • Provide our children with a variety of high quality reading materials and opportunities, which will enable them to develop as lifelong readers with a love of reading. We believe it is essential that, by the end of their primary education at Stoneferry, all pupils are able to read fluently and with confidence. They will have the reading skills needed to successfully research in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education.
  • Enhance all children’s vocabulary and use of Standard English both written and orally. We believe the development of children’s vocabulary is a vital tool in learning and understanding the full curriculum. In addition we provide frequent opportunities for children to communicate within classrooms to develop language and communication skills.
  • Encourage book talk and develop our children to become inquisitive readers who ask questions about the text.
  • Support children and parents in taking Reading into the home. Our families are key partners in developing their children’s knowledge and we are grateful to all our families who support their child’s reading. We will provide workshops on phonics and reading and encourage parents to support children to read at least three times a week outside of school.
  • Improve our teaching and learning in light of the latest research. This has included a focus on phonic updates, development of inference and how to improve children’s reading prosody.

Implementation:

At Stoneferry we give Reading a high priority in our curriculum as it the ability to read and understand which opens up learning for children. To do this we do the following:

  • Provide high quality teaching and learning for daily systematic synthetic phonic sessions using the Read Write Inc. programme and deliver appropriate interventions.
  • Provide our children with a variety of high quality reading materials and opportunities, which will enable them to develop as lifelong readers with a love of reading. We believe it is essential that, by the end of their primary education at Stoneferry, all pupils are able to read fluently and with confidence. They will have the reading skills needed to successfully research in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education.
  • Enhance all children’s vocabulary and use of Standard English both written and orally. We believe the development of children’s vocabulary is a vital tool in learning and understanding the full curriculum. In addition we provide frequent opportunities for children to communicate within classrooms to develop language and communication skills.
  • Encourage book talk and develop our children to become inquisitive readers who ask questions about the text.
  • Support children and parents in taking Reading into the home. Our families are key partners in developing their children’s knowledge and we are grateful to all our families who support their child’s reading. We will provide workshops on phonics and reading and encourage parents to support children to read at least three times a week outside of school.
  • Improve our teaching and learning in light of the latest research. This has included a focus on phonic updates, development of inference and how to improve children’s reading prosody.

Impact:

  • Reading Response work
  • Pupil voice
  • KPI records
  • EYFS Tapestry
  • Progress records and data overviews
  • Benchmarking against national tests
  • Links to Staff Performance Management targets
  • Subject Action and School Development Plans and SSE cycle.

Further information:

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I love the school trips and when we go to the church to sing.”

Pupil Voice

What do you like about the teachers?
“They are helpful and kind.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Topic and Art are my favourite lessons because they push me to my limits and are fun.”

Pupil Voice

What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school?
“We will look after you and help you.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why?
“English because I love writing stories and poems.”

Pupil Voice

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“The best thing I’ve done at school was going to William’s Den and building my own den.”

Pupil Voice

What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school?
“Stoneferry is a friendly school.”

Pupil Voice

What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school?
“Be yourself. It’s a great school and you’ll fit in.”

Pupil Voice

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“Everything. I enjoy every single second of school.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because I like drawing and sometimes my work goes on the wall.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why? –
“Maths because I love numbers and adding.”

Pupil Voice

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I really enjoy playing for the school football team.”

Pupil Voice

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I enjoy the school trips to the museum so I can learn.”

Pupil Voice

What do you like about the teachers?
“They tell jokes and help us learn.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why? –
“I love P.E. because I am a real sports person and enjoy being creative.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because it calms me down and it’s great fun.”

Pupil Voice

What do you like about the teachers?
“They make me feel safe.”

Pupil Voice