Being a Reader

To become a Reader, the Curriculum at St Paul’s will help learners develop the following characteristics:

• Excellent phonic knowledge and skills.

• Fluency and accuracy in reading across a wide range of contexts throughout the curriculum.

• Knowledge of an extensive and rich vocabulary.

• An excellent comprehension of texts.

• The motivation to read for both study and for pleasure.

• Extensive knowledge through having read a rich and varied range of texts.

To develop these characteristics they will explore the following key concepts:

  • Read words accurately: This concept involves decoding and fluency.
  • Understand texts: This concept involves understanding both the literal and more subtle nuances of texts.