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Reading at RAPs

At Richmond Avenue, we believe that Reading should be at the centre of learning. 

We passionately believe that all children can achieve well in English, develop confidence and proficiency in the subject and leave well prepared for the next stage of their education. Our intent is to achieve this by giving pupils access to a wide variety of high quality books so that they can develop a passion for reading and experience and explore links in books to other curriculum areas that make their reading more meaningful.

We believe that children who are passionate and avid readers find it easier to become proficient writers. Therefore, opportunities to develop writing skills are embedded across the curriculum, but linked as far as possible to the central high quality class text.

The English curriculum at Richmond is designed to maximise the potential for all learners to succeed. All learning is centred around a high quality termly ‘class text’, which links to work across the curriculum. These texts are engaging and, we hope, inspire a love of reading for its own sake.  New skills and concepts are sequenced to build upon the pupils’ previous knowledge and experience of reading and writing so that children’s ability in reading and writing is able to progress in a way that is easily understood by them.

Reading comprehensions skills, for example, are taught through the V.I.P.E.R.S. system, with all children understanding that Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarising are key skills in understanding texts that are built up throughout Key Stages One and Two.

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