Oakfield’s ethos for English is to foster a love of reading and language for our children.

In reflection of this, each English lesson begins and is based around high-quality and classic texts. We aim to provide our children with a rich and engaging variety of texts types in order to inspire and develop their reading and writing skills. We also aim to enable children to make links within their learning through cross curricular learning such as texts that feed into an aspect of their topic work. We believe that by providing children with the opportunity to explore great writers, we will enable them to become accomplished readers and creative and purposeful writers.

The Oakfield school day is fundamentally structured around the celebration of literature. Each child has a minimum of 1x guided reading session weekly, explores a classic text after lunch in a whole class, teacher led read and 1x weekly will be heard read by an adult. Our school library is a welcoming environment where children can explore a fascinating range of authors and text types. Our aim is not only to enable children to be confident readers and writers but to be independent and inspired children.

Through our celebration of literature, we endeavour to explore language and vocabulary with our children, providing them with access to texts that will challenge them in a supportive and nurturing environment. Through these reading and writing experiences, our children will feel empowered by language.

Please take a look at our Virtual library and listen to some of our favourite stories on line.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at school.

– Mrs Abrams & Mrs Thompson, Literacy Co-ordinators

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