New Curriculum Plans: School Academic Year 2020-21
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Reading at the 'Endowed'
In our school we have a range of varied, high-quality literature available to the children. The reading scheme consists of texts from Oxford Reading Tree and Oxford Literacy Web; there is an excellent selection of fiction and non-fiction books to excite and develop children's reading ability, range and stamina.
In addition, we have purchased an impressive set of texts to use in Guided Reading sessions. The Collins Big Cat range provides the children with varied titles complemented by vivid graphics and well organised text. The books cater to readers of all different abilities and are designed to develop key reading skills effectively.
To ensure our children access a range of literature, we use the Scholastic English resource which incorporates classics texts such as The Twits, How to Train you Dragon, Alice in Wonderland, Arthur High King of Britain and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Alongside these established classics, pupils will explore a range of poetry and non-fiction titles. The Long Walk to Freedom is an example of a wonderfully written and illustrated text which teaches children about Nelson Mandela's struggle for equality and justice. Books which raises such challenging, important key themes and issues provide a brilliant platform for the children to explore their own ideas and develop their knowledge of the world around them.
To top it all, we are extremely lucky to have a beautiful library which has been carefully designed to create a safe, relaxed space where children can browse different titles and develop a love of reading. We are constantly investing in our library to ensure it meets the children's needs and reflects their interests. Classes have their own libraries too and pupils often donate books which they feel other children might like to read.
Some questions to ask your child whilst reading together