Reading at St Breock
“Books train your mind to imagination to think big" – Taylor Swift.
“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl.
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body" – Joseph Addison.
“The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read” – Mary McCleod Bethune.
At St Breock, reading is the key which unlocks the rest of our curriculum and we have planned a progressive curriculum which ensures every child's individual reading learning journey is catered for.
At St Breock we aim for all our children to become fluent, confident readers who are passionate about reading.
We do this by immersing the children in a literacy rich environment, where every classroom promotes a love of reading in all contexts, genres and subjects.
Children excel in early reading through the use of the RWI phonics programme from Reception to Year 2, which we stream to allow learning at the right level and pace for each child.
As children move into KS2, they become more independent readers. Children are taught reading skills through daily VIPERS sessions where there is a focus on Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarising skills. Every class also has storytime throughout the week to ensure the children are immersed in a wide variety of high-quality, engaging texts and resources which motivate and inspire our young readers.
In KS2 the children record their reading journey in their Reading Journal. The children own their books and choose how they would like to record what they have read. they draw pictures, write character descriptions, record new vocabulary and write reviews.
All our teaching staff are reading role models for the children by sharing their love of books and stories, whilst recommending reads suited to children's individual preferences. We also provide a wealth of enrichment opportunities, from taking part in the Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech each year to inviting authors to work with and inspire our young authors. This ensures that children benefit from access to positive role models from the local and wider locality.
At St Breock, our aims for reading are 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
acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading
appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
Please see the document link below to learn about reading at St Breock through our curriculum map which illustrates how the skills and knowledge build throughout the children's learning journey at St Breock.