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What are the aims of our Reading curriculum?

At Tottington Primary School we are passionate about promoting high standards of language and literacy. Through combining the Early Years and National Curriculum with our TPS core values, our ambitious curriculum equips all our children with the necessary skills in reading.


We promote and foster a love of reading through the use of high quality and diverse texts and exposing them to a range of authors. We want our children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and for information and appreciate our rich and varied literacy heritage. Early reading skills are a priority at our school and time and effort is put into ensuring our children can read easily, fluently and with good understanding. Our children are exposed to and encouraged to use comprehensive and diverse vocabulary and have a good understanding of the use of grammar. Children are exposed to texts that help children successfully navigate reading with confidence. These are complex beyond a lexical level (reading ability) and demand more from the reader than other types of books.


Through our well-planned, and sequenced Reading curriculum our aim is that by the time children reach Year 6 and move onto secondary school and college, they will be able to access the more complex texts expected of them in these next stages of their learning jorney. Enable the children of Tottington Primary School to become successful, active and positive members of their local community and wider world.