St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Literacy is the cornerstone of a good education and, no matter what role our pupils play in the future, good literacy and communication skills will be vital for them. Therefore we aim to develop both pupils’ skills in reading and writing across a broad curriculum, and also to foster an appreciation for literature and the importance of good communication.  We aim to develop pupils’ abilities within an integrated programme of Speaking & Listening, Reading & Writing.  Pupils will be given opportunities to interrelate the requirements of literacy within a broad and balanced approach to the teaching of English across the curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught literacy skills.At St. Mary’s CE Primary School we strive for children to be a ‘Primary Literate Pupil’ by the time they leave the school. This includes being able to:

  • -read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding, orchestrating a range of independent strategies to self-monitor and correct.have an interest in books and read for enjoyment

  • -have an interest in words, their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms.

  • -understand a range of text types and genres – be able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation and audience.

  • -develop the powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness.

  • -have a suitable technical vocabulary to articulate their responses.

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