Vision for English
At Lanesend Primary School, we want our children to be able to speak and write fluently in order to share their ideas, opinions and emotions with others. Children should read a wide range of books for pleasure, in order to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually and socially. This will enable them to communicate confidently and effectively in writing and orally and support them to develop a love of learning throughout their life.
Characteristics of a Quality Reader
Excellent phonic knowledge and skills.
Fluency and accuracy in reading across a wide range of contexts throughout the curriculum.
Knowledge of an extensive and rich vocabulary.
An excellent comprehension of texts.
The motivation to read for both study and for pleasure.
Extensive knowledge through having read a rich and varied range of texts.
Expectations of a Quality Reader
To understand texts
To read words accurately
To read with expression demonstrating an awareness of punctuation
To read fluently at an appropriate pace
To skim and scan texts effectively
To read a range of texts (both fiction and non-fiction)
To read for a variety of purposes
To evaluate an author’s intentions
To use inference and deduction when reading
To make sensible predictions based on prior reading
To identify and compare themes across different texts
To retell stories confidently
Aspirations for the Future
Readers can have future careers in the following jobs:
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