Holy Family has fostered the CLPE’s Power of Reading approach to teach areas of the English curriculum, ensuring that the teaching is creative, engaging and inspiring. The Power of Reading introduces children to a range of high quality books and as a result, develops a child's love of reading and writing.
These books are at the core of our English planning and teachers then plan stimulating lessons, using and adapting the Power of Reading’s teaching sequences, weaving in appropriate grammar skills. These quality texts are then linked with our Creative Curriculum to ensure there are further broad links in the children’s learning.
All classes build up their stamina across the curriculum through planning, drafting, proof-reading and suggesting improvements to their own and others’ writing. Children are encouraged to speak clearly, confidently and with expression in order to communicate ideas and to listen to others and respond appropriately.
For more information about Power of Reading, look at their website: www.clpe.org.uk/powerofreading
Here are just some of the wonderful texts we cover: