Broomfield

Broomfield SILC

Reading

Reading - Intent Implementation Impact

Reading Progression Document 

Reading lies at the heart of our curriculum and is a priority across school.  We are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers and we believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to be fluent, confident readers who are able to successfully comprehend and understand a wide range of texts.

Our whole school reading programme is RWI which supports our learners in a progressive manner to learn reading skills. Early readers are given the opportunities to explore sounds in their environment to develop their pre-reading skills before progressing onto the RWI programme. We encourage our pupils to become enthusiastic readers of a wide range of media, including the use of signs, symbols and photographs through the delivery of our curriculums.

We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in Reading, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the pathways. We believe that a secure basis in reading skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.

Reading for Pleasure

We encourage reading for pleasure through event days like World Book Day, this runs every year in March, all TLGs take part in activities based around a text. We have run a Reading Ambassadors programme where students in Formal go into classes reading books to classes following the Semi Formal and Informal curriculum.

All classes have a designated area for reading to encourage our learners to explore a variety of texts.

We want pupils to develop a love of reading, a good knowledge of a range of authors and be able to understand more about the world in which they live, through the knowledge they gain from texts.

In the Formal TLG, pupils are read to at least 3 times a week.  In the Informal and Semi Formal TLG's stories are read daily through Communication and Story sessions, these may be in the form of sensory stories or read from books.  

Writing

Writing - Intent Implementation Impact

Writing Progression Document 

Within Formal, pupils are developing their writing through the use of Jane Considine-The Write Stuff, this approach helps pupils develop their ideas, sentence structure and skills in editing and improving work. Within Semi-Formal and Informal pupils have daily opportunities to practice writing skills including pre writing skills including mark making.

We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We use ICT to remove barriers to writing.

Communication, Speaking and Listening

Communication, Speaking and Listening - Intent Implementation Impact 

Speaking Progression Document 

Listening Progression Document 

We encourage children to communicate their wants and needs using a variety of personalised approaches to improve life skills and independence.

We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and who can use discussion to communicate and further their learning.

We nurture confident children who engage in deep conversations and debates about topics and important issues. Children question each other in a challenging, yet respectful way, to further understanding and explore meaning.

The English Team

Sam Bell-Jane Considine, RWI and Home Reading

Andrea Graham-RWI

Amy Beck-RWI and Interventions

Victoria Stead-Strategies/Approaches for Informal Learners and Event Days (Informal)

Kevin Doherty-Event Days (Formal) and Home Reading

Helena Starling- Strategies/Approaches for Semi Formal Learners and Event Days (Semi)