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Reading - Intent

At Red Hill, reading is central to all children’s learning and progress. Reading is taught as a clear, progressive and tailored process for all learners. The overarching aims of the reading curriculum at Red Hill is to:

  • Develop a love of reading through exposure to a range of stories, books and genres. These are read out loud by others or chosen and read independently. 
  • Read fluently, confidently and with a good habit of reading widely including fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Develop comprehension skills under the different reading domains to understand content, themes and ideas in what they have read or listened to.
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, understanding of grammar and understanding of linguistic devices used in writing and spoken language.

 

 

Writing - Intent

The English curriculum at Red Hill is deliberately planned to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to practise and build upon their skills in writing in a meaningful and exciting way. Children will engage with writing across the curriculum in order to apply their developing specific subject knowledge for a range of purposes and audiences.

  • Children will develop in writing skills and apply these to a range of independent writing tasks
  • Children strive to be effective writers and think carefully about how to engage their reader through choices over linguistic features and use of sentence types, punctuation; excellent vocabulary.
  • Children will develop in their presentation and handwriting through our whole-school approach.
  • Children will use their reading knowledge to edit and improve their work including applying their developing knowledge of phonics to investigate and understand precise spelling of words.

If you would like any further information about our English Curriculum at Red Hill, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

 

English subject lead – Mrs. Loren Mackintosh

Early Reading/Phonics leads - Mrs. Charlie Reason & Miss Chloe Guyatt

 

World Book Day

These are some of the highlights from our world book day celebrations 2022. The children had an extra special time for the 25th year of the celebration of World Book Day. All children could come to school dressed as their favourite book or story character as well as taking part and sharing lots of stories throughout the school.

A huge thanks to everyone for joining in with this year's World Book Day event, as we welcomed back World Book Day celebrations to Red Hill. From dragons to princesses, Potters to Paddingtons, the children (and staff) looked wonderful. Many people (children, staff and parents!) were confused by who was Gangsta Granny on the school gates! Please take a look at our World Book Day video.

 

The children had an extra special time for the 25th year of the celebration of World Book Day. All children could come to school dressed as their favourite book or story character as well as taking part and sharing lots of stories throughout the school.

 

Children from different year groups got together to share stories and talk about their favourite books, authors and love of reading. They also took part in many book - themed activities throughout the day including writing short stories, creating story boxes, artwork inspired by their favourite books and much more.

 

Reading is vitally important to all of us at Red Hill and we celebrate that every single day. The children loved getting an opportunity to especially showcase this in such a creative way today. Well done all!

Excellence Enjoyment, Everyone Everything. At Red Hill C of E Primary School, we look to Jesus as our example in our aspirations for Excellence and Enjoyment in all that we do. We believe that Everyone is unique and Everything is celebrated. "God created you to be amazing" (Ephesians 2:10)
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