At Dulverton Primary School we believe that a broad and balanced curriculum should develop children’s love of reading. We provide children with quality literature designed to engage and inspire them. We strive to teach quality first English and phonics lessons from Reception and continue to build on the children’s knowledge until they are fluent readers and inquisitive learners.
English planning is differentiated and focused around a quality text allowing opportunities for a range of reading activities. Cross- curricular links are made where possible and reading permeates the entire curriculum. We also have weeks that are based around wellbeing, drama workshops and we celebrate ‘World Book Day’ with a whole school theme.
Reading is at the core of our English teaching and children are given the chance to explore a wide range of texts through their English lessons, guided reading sessions, library sessions, author focus, being read to daily, reading ambassadors and reading challenges.
At Dulverton we work hard to independently match reading books to the children’s reading ability. Classrooms have a range of books which include wellbeing, gender equality, diversity, family set up and disability.
The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that by the end of Key Stage 2 all pupils:
- -read with fluency, accuracy and understanding using a range of skills
- -develop an understanding and appreciation of a range of literary texts (fiction, non-fiction & non-literary)
- -develop an understanding and appreciation of non-fiction and non-literary texts
- -comment on features of English at word, sentence and text level using appropriate terminology
At the end of their time at Dulverton Primary School, children will have experienced a broad and balanced English curriculum and leave us with a love of reading. The children will have had experience of a range of vibrant and engaging texts throughout their time at Dulverton Primary School.