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Reading and Phonics

Our Curriculum Intent

 At St Peter’s, we aim to inspire and motivate our children to become curious, life-long readers. We believe that by supporting children to become confident, fluent readers, this can equip them with the skills and knowledge to use later in their future lives. 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). Our reading curriculum is designed to build children’s confidence, improve their language and vocabulary skills and stimulate a love of reading for pleasure and enjoyment. 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.

Our Yearly Overview

Progression in Reading


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Our Curriculum Intent

At St. Peter’s Methodist Primary School, we aim to inspire and motivate children to become confident, capable and enthusiastic writers who will develop a genuine love of writing. Our genre approach enables children to write for a wide range of purposes by being exposed to high quality model texts and being taught how to use the appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling elements for these genres. The children enjoy working collaboratively when exploring the features of writing and they are able to reflect on how vocabulary and sentence structure choices can affect the reader.

Our children follow a writing learning journey which allows them to confidently understand the purpose of different genres of writing. The children begin by being immersed in high quality model texts of a particular genre, they then move on to learning the specific grammar, punctuation and spelling skills that will be expected in the final written piece and then they begin the writing process. Our writing process involves planning, writing, editing and publishing a final written piece.

Our Yearly Overview

Progression in Writing


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