How we Teach Reading

At Barnehurst we want our children to be able to speak, read and write fluently in order to share their ideas and emotions with others. We want our children to read a range of ambitious texts, both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live. It is equally vital that they are exposed to a range of exemplar texts, from a variety of genres to embed the ambitious vocabulary choices and secure their writing expectations across our curriculum. As our curriculum is underpinned by education for global citizenship linking topics that enable our children to create a future that they want to live in, we ensure that a rich range of cultural capital is provided by the texts we choose. Learning is brought to life through current contexts that connects to our children’s lives to the world, exposing them to core texts that do not only inspire authors but global citizens as well.  We value reading and writing as a life skill, and are dedicated to enable our children to become lifelong readers and authors. This will enable them to communicate confidently and effectively, to allow them to become a successful global citizen.


How do we promote SMSC through English?