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At St Alphonsus RC Primary School, we put Christ at the centre of our teaching and learning.  Our curriculum stems from our Mission Statement: 

God lives in me. I am His witness. 

I respect everybody, everybody respects me. 

In our loving school, everyone is unique. 

Just like the flowers in the field, as they

grow, we too grow in God’s love each day.

 

The life and teaching of Jesus and the values of the Gospel underpin all aspects of school life.

 

Why do we teach Reading at St Alphonsus RC Primary School?

At St Alphonsus Primary School, we firmly believe that reading is one of the most valuable skills we can teach our children, as it opens up a world of endless opportunities.

In today’s fast-paced world, where technology often dominates our attention, nurturing a love for reading has become more important than ever.

Our primary aim is to instill in your children the joy of reading. We are committed to creating vibrant and engaging learning environments in every class that encourages exploration and discovery through a range of diverse, quality texts that will cater to their interests and provide a platform for discussion and reflection.

Through a variety of reading activities, your child will be encouraged to develop reading skills, such as decoding, fluency and comprehension. They will explore different genres, authors and styles and they will be guided to develop reading preferences, empowering them to become independent, lifelong readers.

We firmly believe that reading should not be confined to the classroom so we want to establish a strong home-school connection that fosters a reading culture at home. Then together we can inspire our children to become avid readers.

We want the children to believe …

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

 

 

 

 

Why do we teach Writing at St Alphonsus RC Primary School?

 

We want our children to receive a high-quality English education so that all pupils have the skills and knowledge they need to enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills they need to become life-long learners.

The writing curriculum for English is carefully sequenced to build knowledge, skills, vocabulary and experiences which build on prior learning and enable pupils to make connections between ideas, their learning and the world around them.

Our writing curriculum is rooted in the use of high quality texts which are used expertly to teach and enthuse children to produce work which is exciting and technically skilled.

 

 

 

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