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Reading is the core of our curriculum. We teach children to be confident and fluent readers who will have a lifelong love of books and reading. We understand that reading unlocks the world around the child and enables them to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially, spiritually and imaginatively.

We aim for all pupils to

  • Read fluently and confidently at and beyond age-appropriate expectations
  • Enjoy reading and develop a love of books
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary and develop an interest and love of words
  • Understand fully what they read
  • Be able to use reading independently across the curriculum
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Monitor and self-correct their own reading
  • Understand how authors craft their writing
  • Know and understand a range of genres

Reading Curriculum

  • Reading is multi-faceted, and the following skills are incorporated, and taught, within our reading curriculum:
    • Word reading
    • Fluency
    • Comprehension (including retrieval, inference, imagining, linking, predicting, summarising, purpose, organisation, and understanding the author’s use of language
    • Vocabulary
    • Becoming a researcher
    • Becoming a reader at school
    • Becoming a reader at home
    • Reading for Pleasure

Phonics at Stanway Primary School

At Stanway Primary School we use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme to teach a systematic approach to synthetic phonics.

These websites are great for practising with your children at home:

It is important to use the correct enunciation with your children when you read at home. Please see the video below to help you with this.