The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart
Maya Angelou (American Civil Rights Activist)
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.