At Coppermill, we will enable our pupils to develop a love of reading and the ability to express themselves creatively and confidently through written and spoken word. We believe that the expert teaching of literacy skills - reading, writing, speaking and, listening - is essential for developing responsible, self-motivated and highly capable learners.
Beginning with a strong focus on early reading and writing, through high quality teaching of synthetic phonics, the children will be taught systematically how to decode, comprehend, discuss, interpret and apply knowledge of a range of text types with progressive fluency. Exposing all children to a diverse range of rich texts, they will be able to:
communicate their ideas clearly, coherently and confidently;
develop their comprehension skills, which include prediction, retrieval, clarifying, summarising and inference techniques as they progress through school;
understand the importance of grammar and linguistic conventions in how to create meaning and;
write for purpose and adapt their writing style for different audiences.
We support students' curiosity and critical thinking skills by not only delivering an ambitious, engaging and challenging curriculum but also by providing purposeful learning opportunities. We aim to create a nurturing learning environment where literacy is valued, celebrated, and integrated across the curriculum, enabling pupils to develop language proficiency, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for reading and writing.