At Kingsway we promote a love and enjoyment for learning in English and believe that all children can achieve, as speaking, reading and writing are such important life skills!
Our aim is that no child, regardless of their ability or background, leaves the school not being able to read and therefore put a huge emphasis on the reading curriculum in order to develop our children as readers. We promote a love of reading and it is a priority of the school.
We follow sequences of learning produced by Herts for Learning, allowing pupils to access a text based curriculum which encompasses the three key areas of English: reading, writing and speaking and listening. Children are given endless opportunities to develop and improve these skills in their daily English lesson taught through the use of a high quality text.
The skills of becoming a competent reader, writer and speaker / listener are part of every lesson that is taught whether that be a maths lesson, a science lesson or an art lesson. We celebrate World Book Day every year, but celebrate books and reading every day!
Our children are exposed to a range of text types as part of their English lessons and as part of their Guided Reading lessons ensuring that they are familiar with a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Teachers also read to their classes, again choosing high-quality texts designed to inspire and enthuse.
Through our English lessons and all the work we do with reading, we want to transport children to a land where only their imaginations can take them!