The impact of our reading curriculum at The Avenue Primary School is to ensure not only that children reach the age-related expectations set out by the English National Curriculum, but also to equip them with skills that support and enable them to make maximum progress from their starting points.
- Pupils can read and make sense of a variety of texts – not only evidenced in NFER assessments, but in their readiness for transitions to the next stage of their education.
- Children can read for meaning in other subject areas, and as a result their understanding of the world is enhanced.
- By engaging with high quality texts, children read with enthusiasm and enjoy talking about their reading.
- Pupils demonstrate our core values of aspiration, positivity, pride, resilience, respect and responsibility when tackling new texts and discussing ideas.
- Pupils have an increased ‘word hoard’ which they can apply to help them make sense of texts across the curriculum; with an appreciation for a writer’s use of language.
- We aim for pupils to achieve the age-related expectations for reading, and those that find reading challenging are targeted for intervention to catch up and make progress.
Through our rigorous and highly effective teaching of systematic phonics and approach to teaching reading, our children transitioning into secondary school will leave us as a fluent, confident and able readers, who can access a range of texts for pleasure and enjoyment, as well as use their reading skills to unlock learning across all areas of the curriculum. They will make at least good progress during their time with us and this will be monitored closely as they journey through the school. The impact of our reading curriculum will be measured by assessment procedures, which allow us to measure outcomes against all schools nationally.
- EYFS % of pupils achieving a ‘Good level of development’ (GLD)
- Phonics Screening Test at the end of Year 1
- End of KS1 % of children working towards the Expected Standard, at the Expected Standard or at Greater Depth in reading
- End of KS2 % of children working towards the Expected Standard, at the Expected Standard or at Greater Depth in reading
We firmly believe that reading is the key to all learning and so the impact of our reading curriculum goes beyond the results of the statutory assessments. Above all, impact will be measured by how effectively it helps our children develop into well-rounded individuals who carry with them the reading knowledge, skills and attitudes which will make them lifelong learners who are ready for the next stage of their education.