Reading Intent

At Oakfield Primary School, as part of our Reading curriculum, we promote children’s understanding through a love of learning. Curriculum knowledge is developed through the process of collaborative learning and engaging, challenging lessons. In accordance with the school’s philosophy, we seek to inspire all pupils with a positive attitude towards reading and towards the general development of reading skills. We are committed to the goal that, by the end of Key Stage 2, our children shall be literate, confident and creative communicators, who can thrive in the next part of their learning and succeed in society. Reading is a crucial life skill and we encourage our pupils to see themselves as readers for both pleasure and purpose.

We consider reading and vocabulary acquisition to be central to all education, therefore children must be given every opportunity to learn the mechanics and techniques of reading in order to thrive and to enjoy their reading.

At Oakfield we are passionate in the goal of fostering a love of reading: through high-quality book-talk, which takes place daily during classic text time in years 1-6 and in the daily sharing of stories, rhymes and poems in EYFS; through sessions in our school library, which is open at break times and lunch times; in our reading huts which are available at a break and lunch times for children to curl up with a good book and the annual celebration of World Book Day and Roald Dahl day.

Implementation of Reading:

Outlined are the English documents related to the progression of reading and writing.