"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
In studying English children learn skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively. Children learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts.
At Loxley Primary School, we use a book-banded system for individual reading books for children in Key Stage One, including books from a range of schemes (including The Oxford Reading Tree and Rising Stars: Reading Planet) alongside a selection of 'real' books. The children also participate in weekly teacher-led, guided group reading sessions using books from Rigby Star.
Structured phonics teaching also forms an important part of helping children to develop their early reading skills. To find out more about our teaching of phonics, please follow the link below.
In lessons, we also use The Power of Reading to immerse children from in highly engaging texts from a wide range of genres. Through the study of these texts children learn to speak and write for different purposes and audiences, and hopefully to develop a lifelong love of reading, writing and the study of the English language.