Reading and writing are essential life skills that open doors to the rest of the curriculum and beyond.
At Brockenhurst C of E Primary School, we strive to create a culture where reading for pleasure is highly valued in order to develop a love of reading amongst our children. Through our writing and reading curriculum children are exposed to a wide range of high quality texts, genres and authors and we ensure texts are progressive throughout the school. Carefully selected texts allow the children in our school to make links between what they have read and our local area and the wider world, as well as developing socially, emotionally and culturally.
Our writing journeys are planned so that they are enhanced by a range of texts, imagery and film clips, which all provide a variety of engaging writing purposes that are relevant and purposeful for our children. Children become fully immersed in our text driver and explore this from the point of view of a reader and writer. They are also exposed to exceptional examples of writing from a range of different authors, viewpoints and forms, which helps to support their journey to become powerful writers.
We want to give children an understanding of the power of words – spoken and written, whether it be on in a book or on a computer. Children are taught vital skills through our curriculum which enable them to leave Brockenhurst C or E Primary School as creative and confident readers and writers.