At Moor Green Primary Academy, our Reading curriculum is designed and adapted to engage, support and challenge all pupils from our diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds.

Throughout their time at school, pupils’ motivation to read for both study and pleasure will be nurtured by staff and stimulated by the vast range of reading materials available at the school library.

The skills of reading are coherently planned and sequenced within an engaging, language rich curriculum, which enables children to leave school with the sufficient knowledge and skills required for future learning. Children begin their reading journey by developing their early reading skills through the Read, Write Inc programme where they systematically acquire skills and strategies they need to be able to decode text and flourish into increasingly fluent, confident readers and writers.

Once pupils have mastered the basic skills, during Key Stage One, they will develop their ability to check that the text makes sense to them through strategies such as re-reading, looking for visual or written clues and skimming and scanning.  They will be confident in answering questions, making predictions based on what they have read and inferred. These skills will further develop throughout Key Stage Two where pupils will continue to read a broad and varied range of high-quality texts, applying a range of comprehension strategies to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of a text, using their ability to retrieve, summarise, visualise, infer, and identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning. They will continuously build knowledge of an extensive and rich vocabulary which will enable them to critically evaluate authors’ use of language and the impact it has on the reader, and therefore be able to transfer such skills across into their writing. They will be able to make their own interpretations of a text, offering their views in discussions and making meaningful connections with their wider world knowledge. These reading skills are continually developed throughout each year group to ensure pupils connect new and existing knowledge and apply their skills in new contexts. 

Pupils will leave Moor Green Primary Academy as confident, fluent, critical readers with an exceptional level of understanding in what it means to read after being introduced to influential experiences and texts about people and places, which motivate them to live their lives to the full.

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