At Stapeley Broad Lane, we believe it is essential for all children to develop their ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, including the communication of their ideas, views and feelings. We want the children of Stapeley Broad Lane to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as of non-fiction and media texts. We want our children to gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Children at Stapeley Broad Lane will use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations.
At Stapeley Broad Lane, we educate our pupils to become independent learners, so they can :
- develop positive attitudes towards books so that reading is a pleasurable activity
- read a varied selection of texts whilst gaining an increased level of fluency and understanding
- develop a range of reading strategies for approaching reading: using and applying phonological, contextual, grammatical and graphic knowledge
- use reading as a means of gathering information to support their learning throughout the entire curriculum
- write in different contexts and for different purposes and audiences, including themselves
- write with increasing awareness of the conventions of grammar, punctuation and spelling
- form letters correctly, leading to a fluent and legible handwriting style
- develop listening and comprehension skills through a variety of means
- develop their oral abilities at their own level
- express opinions, articulate feelings and formulate appropriate responses to increasingly complex questions and instructions.
We use a variety of published reading schemes within our overall reading scheme, including Oxford Reading Tree, Red Rockets, PM (in all its guises!), Collins and Rigby. This allows each child to experience a variety of reading books on their journey to developing a love of reading.
All of our pupils in Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3 have a daily "Letters and Sounds" lesson. The children are grouped according to their learning need and activities are planned to meet these needs.
Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 investigate spelling patterns and rules as part of their daily literacy lessons.
The following documents contain the requirements for each Year Group' s Literacy, Numeracy and Science curriculum:
|Year 1||Core Subjects||Spelling|
|Year 2||Core Subjects||Spelling||Vocabulary, Grammar|
|Year 3||Core Subjects||
|Year 4||Core Subjects||Vocabulary, Grammar|
|Year 5||Core Subjects||
|Year 6||Core Subjects||Vocabulary, Grammar|
Copies of the Reading Presentation and Reading With Your Child booklet are available here. These were shared with parents at our recent reading information evening.