ENGLISH

Reading Intent Statement

At Hedworth Lane Primary School, we believe that reading is at the heart of the curriculum and is fundamental to learning in all other subjects.Β  We consider the ability to read an essential life skill and it is our ambition that every child at Hedworth Lane, irrespective of their individual needs or background, should acquire this by the time they leave us.Β  We know that, by developing their reading skills, children are able to improve their vocabulary along with their ability to write more creatively.Β  We aim to support children who are learning to read throughout the Early Years and Key Stage 1, preparing them for reading to learn throughout Key Stage 2.Β  We aim to support each child’s reading journey and help them to not only become fluent and confident readers, but to also cultivate a love of reading which they can take with them into adult life.

We intend to help children to:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Express opinions, articulate feelings and formulate responses to a range of texts (both fiction and non-fiction) using appropriate technical vocabulary
  • Foster an interest in words and their meanings and develop a growing vocabulary in both spoken and written form, using inspiration from their reading in school and at home
  • Enjoy, engage with, and understand, a range of text types and genres
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Use reading as a model to support writing in a variety of styles and forms to enable them to demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose

Reading and Phonics

Mrs Davison in Reception Year and Mrs Sanderson in Year 1&2 run Phonics Workshops for parents throughout the year. You can look at some of training materials here:

English Intent Statement

At Hedworth Lane Primary School, we believe that literacy and communication are key life skills.Β  Through the English curriculum, we will help children to 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 life-long learners.Β  We want children to enjoy and appreciate literature and its rich variety.

Literacy is at the heart of children’s learning.Β  Literacy enables children to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning.Β  Because 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.

Aims

Through our delivery of the English curriculum, we aim to promote a shared love and understanding of literacy.Β  We want our children to:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Be effective, competent communicators and good listeners
  • Express opinions, articulate feelings and formulate responses to a range of texts (both fiction and non-fiction) using appropriate technical vocabulary
  • Foster an interest in words and their meanings, and to develop a growing vocabulary in both spoken and written form
  • Enjoy, engage with and understand a range of text types and genres
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Be able to write in a variety of styles and forms showing awareness of audience and purpose
  • Develop powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness in all areas of literacy
  • Use grammar and punctuation accurately
  • Understand spelling conventions
  • Produce effective, well-presented written work
  • Become competent in speaking and listening, making formal presentations, explaining to others and participating in debate

 

You can see our English Curriculum below.