Intent for English (Reading)
At Newtown Primary School, we want all our children to leave us as fluent speakers, readers and writers. We strive to empower children to develop a passion for reading and to use their reading skills not just to develop their subject specific knowledge, but also to widen their exposure to and understanding of a range of genres as well as broadening their imaginations. Children will experience the shared reading of a broad range of texts and be motivated to read widely both inside and outside of school. They will build a strong understanding that reading is for gaining information across the curriculum and for pleasure. Teachers will introduce children to a choice of ambitious vocabulary drawn from the books and texts read, so that children have a wide vocabulary when they enter secondary school and are able to make connections between texts, their lives and the wider world.