“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Margaret Fuller
It is our aim for all children who attend Braywick Court School to leave us fully literate and with a life long love of books and reading.
Once our pupils have moved beyond phonics and early reading, pupils are explicitly taught through daily whole class reading lessons. Pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 have a dedicated half hour reading lesson every day. Core texts have been chosen to complement the topics pupils are studying within foundation subjects and also link to pupils writing in English lessons.
To further develop a love of reading, all teachers promote reading for pleasure by reading to their class every day for at least 10 minutes.
Pupils in Key Stage 2 follow the Oxford Reading Tree reading levels and have access to a wide range of genres of reading material, as well as the class and school libraries. Pupils take SATS or NTS assessments termly in Years 2 to 6 to assess the impact of reading skills lessons and language comprehension. These assessments feed into the curriculum reviews and leaders and teachers make any changes necessary to support pupils.