At Loseley Fields Primary School, we believe that literacy and communication are key life skills. Through the English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners. We want children to enjoy and appreciate a rich variety of literature.
Literacy is at the heart of all children’s learning. It enables children to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning. As literacy is central to children’s intellectual, emotional and social development, it has an essential role across the curriculum and helps pupils learning to be coherent and progressive.
CLPE’s Power of Reading programme has supported thousands of schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all children. The approach is backed by research and has been proven to work in many schools over the past 15 years. The resource bank available to teachers is vast and reflects the ever-changing literary landscape. Children are exposed to heritage texts as well as contemporary authors. The teachers select texts based on their year group’s topic and they are therefore cross curricular where appropriate. In particular, there are many texts that support our PSHE curriculum and allow the children to explore sensitive issues through story.
All of the learning is underpinned by high quality, challenging and age appropriate texts where the children listen to an adult read daily in all year groups. The children read a book from start to finish and explore the text in significant depth. To develop their understanding of literary concepts, the children use talk based activities alongside art and music to unlock the beauty of the text they are reading which in turn supports their progress in reading and writing.