At Crumpsall Lane Primary School, our curriculum has been designed to ensure that pupils become fluent, expressive readers , enabling them to be successful readers and prepare well for the next stage of their education.
Through our teaching of reading, we intend for all our children to: Gain life-long enjoyment of reading. Read accurately and fluently with automacity and understanding. Apply a knowledge of structured synthetic phonics in order to decide unfamiliar words. Be able to read with expression and confidence. Read and respond to a wide range of different types of texts. Develop a deeper level of emotional intelligence and empathy. Transition to secondary school as enthusiastic, fluent and confident readers in all subjects.
Please see our Phonics page for details regarding how we teach and assess phonics.
Whole Class Reading Sessions: At Crumpsall Lane Primary school, we teach reading lessons which focus on developing pupils’ level of understanding of the text, through discussion, written and oral tasks, the exploration of new vocabulary and echo reading. Pupils are taught to retrieve, infer, predict, summarise, analyse and evaluate extracts or whole texts. The document below outlines how our reading curriculum builds over time, using a range of texts and genres.
Children also experience having stories read to them by adults and for many children, shared story time is the highlight of the day! Our main intent is to develop a love of books and a love of reading in all our children. We develop children's cultural capital through a carefully mapped out selection of texts, which enable pupils to experience a wide range of genres, authors and protagonists. You can see our reading spine below:
We want all children to value books and use them to become fluent readers. This is why every child has a reading book and a library book to take home. Pupils can select from a range of books once they have completed our phonics programme. Pupils have weekly access to our library so they can choose their own books to enjoy at home. We also have a virtual library on our website so pupils can read as much and as often as they wish.
We have a wonderful library which is at the heart of our reading curriculum. Parents, staff and pupils all love it!
"Visiting the library is my daughter's favourite thing to do at school." “I love reading and me and my mum like the new colourful books.“ “I read every night with my daughter.” “It’s great we don’t have to travel far to use a library.” “Mrs. Cassidy and everyone thank you so much for the library. It has upgraded our interest in reading.”
Page Last Reviewed: 01.09.2023
Address: Crumpsall Lane, Manchester, M8 5SR Telephone number: 0161 740 3741 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mrs. Hayes, Office Manager) Please contact Mrs. Hayes in our school office if you have any queries. If she is unavailable, other members of our office team will be able to assist you.
All material on our website is available as a paper copy.