At. St. Mary’s RC First School our learning is focused on a ‘Literary’ curriculum, developing a love of reading and strengthening literacy skills. We ensure a rigorous approach to the teaching of reading so that our school develops learners’ confidence and enjoyment of reading. In addition, our English curriculum follows the ‘Literary Curriculum’ from the Literacy Tree, where we teach topics focused on a book-based English curriculum. To highlight the importance of reading in our school we are mindful to make useful links between our class readers and the rest of our curriculum subjects.
To ensure knowledge is embedded and our children become lifelong learners building upon a foundation of memorable experiences, we focus on our class readers and make links to this within and across subject areas. Children become critical readers and acquire an authorial style as they encounter a wide-range of significant authors and a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
The Literary Curriculum
The Literary Curriculum is a complete approach to the teaching of primary English that can be used by teachers, home educators and whole schools to deliver a book-based approach to the teaching of English.
Developed by The Literacy Tree, a group of English specialists who have all been teachers, school leaders and moderators, the Literary Curriculum immerses children in a literary world, therefore creating strong levels of engagement to provide meaningful and authentic contexts for primary English.
Children become critical readers and acquire an authorial style as they encounter a wide-range of significant authors and a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.