Reading Intent

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Children will have an awareness of their own reading development encouraging children to aspire to be the best reader they can be. We will create strong links with home and the wider community to extend children’s reading experiences beyond the school setting. These links will allow parents to understand reading skills and support their children at home with these. We are committed both in time and financially to providing pupils with a range of resources to stimulate their desire to read and we will use our learning environments to inspire a love for reading too. Children who need additional support will have access to additional interventions and support through a ‘lowest 20% strategy’.

A Warren reader will be; independent, fluent, confident, curious, reading for pleasure, accessing a range of texts and enhancing their knowledge through reading across the curriculum.

The overarching intent of reading at Warren is that all strands of reading are interwoven to support ALL children in becoming confident, fluent and life-long readers.

National curriculum

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

 · read easily, fluently and with good understanding

 · develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

· gain a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

 · appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

 · write clearly, accurately, and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

· use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

· are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

Implementation of reading across school