How do you organise the English curriculum at St Paul’s?
We use the National Curriculum objectives as a basis for our English curriculum. These are delivered through a carefully planned curriculum which exposes pupils to a wide range of genres throughout their time in primary school. Our curriculum is based on the high quality texts from a range of authors, genres and styles and is reviewed annually. Please visit your child’s class page to see their English curriculum map for the year.
How do you support and promote reading at St Paul’s?
All our staff are passionate about supporting and promoting reading for our pupils!
At St Paul’s we use the Destination Reader program in Key Stage 2 and the Daily Supported Reading program in Key Stage 1. Both these programs focus on reading a range of high quality texts and one to one reading with an adult. The children also love practising reading with a partner every day.
These are some of the ways we promote reading at St Paul’s
|Book Corners||Each class has a well stocked book corner full of exciting books. This summer we updated our books to ensure the characters in the books represent people of different ethnicity, age and ability.|
|Stories in assembly||The staff in school love reading books aloud and will often share a story in assembly.|
|World Book Day||One day a year, we turn the whole school over to reading. During this time, a variety of activities happen in school, not least dressing up for the day!|
|Class book||Staff and children also love to pick up a good book and read together. This might be at the end of a morning, beginning of the afternoon or the end of the day. It is a brilliant way to spend time in school!|
|Book sales||Visiting the book fair is a great way to get your child excited about reading!|
|Visiting the library||Where possible, classes will visit a local library. This is always a popular trip with our EYFS children!|
These are some photos from our Vocabulary Day. Can you guess the word that the children (and staff!) have dressed up as?
How can I help at home?
Speak passionately about books with your child. Let them see that you love reading too- whether that is fiction, non-fiction, a newspaper or a magazine! Please ensure that your child reads with you every day. See our homeowork policy (top, left) for more information.