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Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Reading

Vision 

At Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School, we value reading as a key life skill, and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become keen, lifelong readers. We are dedicated to ensure we have a holistic approach to the teaching of reading that focuses on the enjoyment as well as the mechanics of reading.

 

Reading for the head:

  • Reading underpins our whole curriculum so supporting a child to read is the key to academic success. Teaching a child to read unlocks a wide and varied curriculum for them to enjoy and enables them to reach high academic standards.
  • Children will be taught the skills to comprehend a text. They will learn how to analyse, infer, clarify and predict. 

 

Reading for the heart:

  • At Lady Joanna, we want to instil a love of reading in all children.
  • Children will become keen readers, reading widely and often, who are confident to discuss texts and make recommendations to their peers.
  • Children will be able to use reading to find out about important social issues, such as diversity.

 

Reading for the hand:

  • Employing a high level of reading ability will allow children to solve problems, allow children to be creative in other subjects.
  • Children’s passion for reading will inform their writing.

 

By the time children finish Year Two, we want all children to be able to read, both for pleasure and for information. For those who are not fluent readers, intervention and additional targeted learning will be put in place so that children in Year Three develop as fluent readers. By the end of the child’s time at Lady Joanna, we want all children to be capable and proficient readers; they should be able to access a wide range of book types and genres and talk passionately about books.

At Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School, we value reading as a key life skill, and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become keen, lifelong readers. We are dedicated to ensure we have a holistic approach to the teaching of reading that focuses on the enjoyment as well as the mechanics of reading.

 

 

Reading Sequence of Learning

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