School Target 2020/21 = 96%
At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School we believe that a quality Literacy (English) curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion and ensure that they leave school fluent in the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. High quality English should challenge as well as inspire in pupils a love of literature, a broad knowledge of literature and genres.
Our children come to school with different life experiences and levels of socio economic status staff ensure enrichment is as the heart of our curriculum. Enrichment opportunities include; visitors, experiences to improve learning and extend beyond the classroom to curriculum trips. Such trips allow children to gain hands on experiences giving them the opportunities to develop good language skills, which are applied back to learning.
As a school we understand the development of language is fundamental to our children in enabling them to access all other areas of the curriculum. Staff encourage precision in vocabulary modelling Standard-English throughout school and children work hard to reflect this. Enhancing vocabulary is embedded across English and all other subjects and teachers strive to provide opportunities where language development is promoted, utilising working walls and knowledge organiser with subject specific vocabulary enabling children to access all other areas of the curriculum with confidence.
We adopt a holistic approach to ‘reading for pleasure’. All staff model positive attitudes to reading and can reshape tasks to guide the children as readers. Children have access to quality texts and teaching to ensure that English is delivered in an engaging way tailored to the needs of all children in our classes. We aim for all children to reach their full potential through a literacy/topic based approach, when suitable, offering a broad and balanced curriculum.
Through adhering to the statutory guidance of the 2014 National Curriculum, our English teaching aims to::
The English curriculum at OLQP is designed to provide children with learning opportunities that reflect the breadth and balance of contexts outlined in the National Curriculum to fulfil this we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our English lessons.
We all had a fantastic time for world book day. We came in our Pyjamas with our favourite bed time story. We read stories to other year groups, enjoyed lots of fun reading activities and in the afternoon watched our favourite movie version of a book.
The Book Fair
The Book Fair is in school all this week. The children will have the opportunity to browse the books during class and each year has been given their own day to attend the book fair after school.
Nursery/Reception - Monday
Year 1/ Year 2 - Tuesday
Year 3/4 - Wednesday
Year4/5 - Thursday
Year 6 - Friday
We will run a competition in school and our winners will choose a book of their choice from the book fair.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Our Visit from Levi Tafari
Our whole school enjoyed a wonderful assembly from the author Levi Tafari who told us about his life and performed some of his fantastic poems. We all had the chance to join and it put a smile on all our faces. Levi then delivered workshops with our Year 4/5 and Year 6 classes.
Key Stage 1 visit to the Book Shop
As part of our author visit the children in Key Stage 1 took a trip the a local book store (Kingsley & Co.) where they joined in with an exciting workshop and had the opportunity to all choose a book of their own to take home. It was a wonderful afternoon and we can't wait to go back and visit again!
Roald Dahl Day
The children in Foundation and Key stage 1 had a fun packed day celebrating Roald Dahl Day. They enjoyed listening to his stories, creating their own chocolate bar designs and even made their own chocolate bars just like Charlie and Chocolate Factory.
Our whole school celebrated Moomin's Read hour. Children had a great day listening to stories as a class, reading their favourite book to their friends and just enjoying some time to read independently. Some classes even took their reading outdoors making the most of the wonderful weather and our new outdoor classroom.
Reading Spine 2021- 2022