All children will read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, to gain knowledge across the curriculum and develop their comprehension skills. It is our intention to ensure that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read securely and with confidence in order to prepare them for all future learning experiences (building futures).
All pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing. We want all pupils, regardless of ability, to develop a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to apply spelling rules to spell new words. We want them to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. The belief of all staff at Wainscott is that every child is expected to take pride in the presentation of their work, in part by developing a fluent, joined, handwriting style by the time they move to secondary school.