At Endeavour Academy Trust , we believe reading is fundamental to the education of the children in our school. It is the gateway that unlocks the curriculum. We're proud of our reading offer that is accessible to all children who attend schools within the Endeavour Trust .
Our reading curriculum has been designed to equip pupils with the skills to speak and read fluently and confidently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions with others and so others can communicate with them.
Through our reading curriculum, pupils develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually because they are given the opportunities to acquire knowledge and build on what they know already through a diverse range of stories and non-fiction. We have a structured approach to the teaching of reading which begins with the teaching of phonics to help children decode words .
Phonics are the building blocks to early reading and it is taught daily in EYFS and KS1
For further information about our approach to phonics, visit our phonics page here.
Working in partnership with parents and carers, we make sure that all children can access reading and our aim is to provide endless opportunities for every child to become a reader .
Children in Years 1 - 6 have a daily reading lesson. This involves a structured approach to whole class teaching of reading and the explicit teaching of vocabulary and comprehension strategies.
For an in-depth look at what and how we teach reading take a look at our reading handbook below.