Our Curriculum Intent
At St. Peter’s, we fully understand the importance reading has on all areas of the curriculum. We are committed to promoting high standards of literacy and to developing pupils’ love of literature. Our vision is that every child can read fluently by the end of Year 2 in order to access a broad and rich curriculum, and to develop the habit of reading widely and often, both for pleasure and information. Within our reading lessons, we support children to develop their de-coding skills as well as their comprehension and understanding of a range of texts and genres (using our VIPERS framework). All pupils are encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Where pupils are not fluent readers, intervention and additional targeted learning will be put in place so that children in Year 3 develop their fluency. We believe that our school is an environment that celebrates and promotes reading through our fantastic library, inspiring classroom book corners and our strong links with our local library in the centre of Canterbury. It is our commitment to our pupils and we will ensure, that all St. Peter’s children leave primary school equipped for secondary education.