At St John Fisher School, we believe that reading is a key life skill and is one of the main skills that unlocks a remarkable world of learning to our pupils alongside many enchanting and alternative worlds through fiction. We are dedicated to enabling our pupils with sound reading skills so that they can take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of their current and later life.
By promoting high standards of reading as a communication tool across the curriculum, children recognise its pivotal place in their successful learning. We develop children with the following essential characteristics to help them become skilful sound and independent readers:
English is taught at St John Fisher School following the National Curriculum supported by Herts for Learning materials. Our teaching of English is supported by cross curricular opportunities within other subject areas.
Phonics is taught via the Read Write Inc. programme throughout Reception/Key Stage 1.
At St John Fisher School, we believe that being able to communicate appropriately through the written word is a crucial skill in the current and future world of our pupils. We are dedicated to equipping our pupils with the skills of an excellent writer so that they can take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of their current and later life.
Written communication is relied upon for academic success. We recognise that writing is underpinned by reading and consequently is taught through a reading stimulus where possible across the curriculum. We develop children with the following essential characteristics to help them become skilful writers:
Spelling from Year 2 through Year 6 is taught using the Essential Spelling programme.
Suggested reading lists per class can be found