At Whitemoor, reading is the key which unlocks the rest of our curriculum and we have planned a progressive curriculum which ensures every child's individual reading learning journey is catered for. We aim for all our children to become fluent, confident readers who are passionate about reading. We do this by immersing the children in a literacy rich environment, where every classroom promotes a love of reading in all contexts, genres and subjects.
We are passionate about reading and children's access to books. We have a cosy library in addition to book areas in each classroom which always contain an up-to-date choice of reading material. This is supported by our school librarians who work alongside our staff to organise and replenish the stock.
There are weekly shared story sessions for KS1 and KS2. All teachers read, entertain and thrill their classes with whole class reading on a daily basis. We also celebrate World Book Day every year with a variety of activities as well as events such as our book fair and book swaps to encourage children to enjoy reading at home as well as in school. Speaking and listening is incorporated into all lessons and teachers model high level vocabulary throughout all curriculum subjects.
- read easily, fluently and with good understanding
develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading
appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage.