At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, we believe that a high quality, English curriculum develops a children’s love of reading
During their time at Holy Family we strive and encourage pupils to be avid readers: children who read fluently and widely and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read.
We want them to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites.
We aim to expose our children daily to a wide range of rich, ambitious vocabulary so that they able to decipher new words and then apply them when speaking both informally and formally and when writing.
Our reading curriculum closely follows the aims of the National Curriculum for English 2014 to enable all children to:
- 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, writing and spoken language
- use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
These aims are embedded across our reading lessons and the wider curriculum.
Reading Across the Curriculum
In addition, all pupils are encouraged to read quality fiction and non-fiction to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum. Reading skills are applied within all subjects.
At Holy Family all children are set homework each week on Reading Eggs/Reading Eggspress
Please click on the link below to find out more about why we encourage all children to complete reading homework using these apps.