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Reading Intent

At St Laurence Church of England Primary School, we believe that the ability to read well is fundamental to pupils' development as independent learners, during their time at school and beyond. As a community of readers, we appreciate that reading is central to our ability to understand, interpret and communicate with each other and the world around us. 

We also know that reading for pleasure, curiosity and interest can develop our children academically, socially and emotionally.

Success in reading has a direct effect on progress in all areas of the curriculum; therefore, reading is given a high priority at St Laurence Church of England Primary School, enabling children to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers across a wide range of types of literature. This helps our children to concentrate, persevere and build their self-confidence. 

Writing Intent

At St Laurence Church of England Primary School, we believe that all pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas, creativity and emotions through their writing. We want pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time at St Laurence Primary. We want them to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

At St Laurence Church of England Primary, we believe that all pupils should have high expectations of themselves and take pride in the presentation of their writing by developing a good handwriting style. We believe that all good writers refine and edit their writing over time, so we want children to develop independence in being able to identify their own areas for improvement in all pieces of writing, editing their work effectively during and after the writing process.