At Greenmount Primary School we believe that reading is the key. We aspire for our children to become lifelong readers and promote a reading for pleasure culture throughout the school. Every
classroom has a wide range of books available to the children for their enjoyment and interest. In addition, all children access the school’s own library regularly which offers further reading material, covering a wider range of genres. Regular reading at home is encouraged and rewarded as we recognise the important role parents and carers play in both supporting and valuing their children’s journey from learning to read to reading to learn.
Children at the beginning stages of their reading development learn to decode words through a systematic and robust phonics programme that aims to be engaging and enjoyable for our younger learners. Through our English lessons children are exposed to a range of rich texts as a stimulus for their writing. We believe using a range of high quality texts provides children with expert models of writing that they may not always be exposed to in their own reading choices. Through careful planning and task design learners of all abilities can access these texts through rich and challenging learning experiences. We believe that writing opportunities should be purposeful and enjoyable for children. Children are taught to think as writers; considering the purpose and audience when working towards, and reflecting on, their final outcomes in writing.
Please find below our current English policies: