Key to effective teaching and learning in all parts of the curriculum is the development of language. Closing the gap between the word rich and the word poor through our teaching is key to enabling all students to access the high quality teaching delivered through the Learning Journey.

Teachers and students ensure that their own speaking, listening, writing and reading of English support each other in developing language and vocabulary.  Students develop their reading along 4 main axis which develops pupils’ fluency, confidence and enjoyment in reading. This plays a key role in the development of cultural capital.

  1. Reading for pleasure – We promote reading for pleasure in general and guide students to enrich their reading within and around each subject.
  2. Reading for understanding – We coach students to use tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary in their spoken and written language.  Opportunities for rehearsal and practice will be distributed sequentially through the curriculum. 
  3. Reading for Writing – We support students reading of model answers so that style, content and structure can be replicated in their own language use.
  4. Reading for information – We explicitly teach students strategies for finding and extracting useful information from texts. A Warlingham Learner is a strategic reader.

Reading for Understanding

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