St Francis C.E. Primary School

St Francis C.E. Primary School

  • “Governors share the passion of senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Teachers make activities fun and relevant, which captures pupils' interests and ensures their good learning.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “There is a strong and positive ethos in the school.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Pupils make good progress across the school, particularly in writing and mathematics.”OFSTED June 2016
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Teaching Reading

Reading

In the Foundation Stage we establish a language-rich environment and model and share reading with the children, demonstrating that it is an active part in the process of constructing meaning. We discuss how texts are structured, how to use book language and learn about the rhythm and expression needed for reading aloud. Our aim is to build on and extend children’s understanding of language so that they develop early reading skills and most importantly a love of books. 

 Key Stage one

In Key Stage 1, reading is taught through a wide range of reading activities which are used to develop children’s reading vocabulary and confidence.  Through discussion and rich questioning, using quality fiction and non-fiction, children are taught the skills needed to interpret and understand a range of texts.  These comprehension skills enable children to become purposeful, active readers and develop a lifetime love of books and reading.

 key stage two

ReadingIn Key Stage 2, reading is primarily taught through reading workshop carousels, guided group teaching and whole class teaching. Each classroom has its own library where children can choose to read a wide range of quality stories, plays, poetry and information books. We aim to make sure that all children can read competently, enjoy and appreciate books.