Reading curriculum overview

Our curriculum aims to offer ‘Excellence for all, through Jesus’ love.’

With Jesus at the heart, we intend to provide:

  1. Excellence for all children.
  2. Excellence for all staff.
  3. Excellent spaces and opportunities to learn.

 “It is essential that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education”

                                                                                                                                                                                                              National Curriculum: Reading

Our Reading curriculum at St Modwen’s is built on three core concepts: Reading for practice, Reading for Pleasure and Reading for Meaning. As children move through our Reading curriculum, they will develop a rich knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live. It is our mission to establish a genuine appreciation and love of reading. As the children travel through the school, they will be empowered by their ability to effectively use their reading skills to gain knowledge across the curriculum. It is our priority to ensure that our children leave their primary education as fluent, confident readers.    

We are committed to providing vocabulary rich reading material, from EYFS to Year 6. In EYFS and KS1, the systematic teaching of phonics through the Read Write Inc scheme ensures our children are provided with a complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.

In our daily KS1 and KS2 reading lessons, the children are given the opportunity to explore a wealth of literature and are guided through the use of our key reading skills: decoding, understanding vocabulary, scan-reading, retrieving, inferring, predicting and sequencing. These skills are embedded throughout every Reading lesson and are the building blocks that allow our children to harness their reading fluency into meaningful comprehension. All children in our school are given regular opportunities to read aloud to their teachers; they are encouraged to talk passionately about their knowledge and engaging literature-rich conversations are commonplace.