Impact

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.

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.