Reading Subject Leader: Miss L Robinson
English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.
At Girnhill Infant School we aim for all our children to:
- Be introduced to subject specific vocabulary that a reader would use
- Use subject specific vocabulary to talk like a reader
- Use subject specific vocabulary and definitions that a reader would use
- Research, interpret and present like a reader
- Learn, work and talk like a reader
Children are taught a range of reading skills under the principles of: word reading and comprehension.
At Girnhill Infant School:
- We plan using the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum
- We enhance the curriculum using progression grids
- Subject progression grids are used to develop long term planning
- Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and deliver individual lesson
Our reading progression grid outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary that pupils are expected to learn during their time in school. We approach all of our learning using Rosenshine’s principles to support our pupils to know more and remember more of their curriculum and ensure that learning is secure before they move on to new information or skills.