We aim to teach our children to use language as effectively as they can in a wide variety of situations. They will be introduced to many types of literature and will be encouraged to read widely.

Our overall aims for all pupils are to be able to:

  • Read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding, using their reading skills to monitor their reading and correct their own mistakes
  • Understand and use their knowledge of phonics and spelling to read and spell accurately and have an interest in words and their meanings and develop a growing vocabulary;
  • Know, understand and be able to write in a range of genres in fiction, poetry and understand and be familiar with some of the ways in which narratives are structured through ideas such as setting, character and plot;
  • Have fluent and legible handwriting and plan, draft and revise their own writing;
  • Understand, use and write a range of non fiction texts and be interested in books, read with enjoyment and evaluate and justify their preferences;
  • Have access to suitable technical vocabulary through which to understand and discuss their reading and writing;
  • Through reading and writing, develop their powers of inventiveness and critical awareness