Reading is essential for all pupils at Straits Primary School and is at the heart of our curriculum. Reading skills are taught and applied in creative and inspiring lessons, in a range of subject areas. Our aim is to teach children to become confident and competent readers by learning how to decode, then comprehend, a wide range of texts with increased independence. We aim to ensure that all children leave our school with good word recognition and good language comprehension, as well as a love for reading.
The overarching aim for English as outlined in the ‘National curriculum in England: English programmes of study’ (2014) is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils: