Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2 we use the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) Power of Reading programme. The Power of Reading approach has transformed the way our teachers teach and the way children feel about reading and writing. Children engage with high quality picture books, novels, poetry and non-fiction through a wide range of teaching approaches such as responding to illustrations, Book Talk, story mapping and book making. They are immersed into the texts through art, music, drama, discussion and role-play. Our children take ownership of the text and engage with it deeply.
To suit the needs of our children and the context within which we work, we carefully choose texts, from the Centre of Literacy in Primary Education’s book lists.
See our chosen books from the Power of Reading.
English Curriculum Maps demonstrate how we aim to develop children’s understanding of literary forms, wider knowledge of the world, empathy for the human experience and language competency by working with quality texts through carefully crafted planning sequences. They show how language, grammar, phonics and spelling can be contextualised in meaningful ways and how to plan for progression as well as provide a breadth of literary form as well as writing opportunities across each year group.
See example English Curriculum Map.