Reading


Intent:

At Burnham-on-Crouch Primary School, reading and books are the centre of everything we do. Every child deserves the right to become a reader. Here, for many, is the place they learn their reading is valued; and here is where they come into contact with the universe of books and opportunity. Reading opens the door to the world. Reading quality books allows children experiences, ideas, places and times they may not be able to experience in their life outside school.

All available research shows that children who enjoy reading achieve more highly across the curriculum and in later life.

At the heart of our strategy is our drive to foster a love of reading, enriching childrenโ€™s learning through carefully chosen texts that spark imagination, provoke thought, celebrate culture and diversity and are language rich. These texts not only allow our students to visit and create their own worlds, but to also see themselves and their own lives reflected in text.

Storytelling; exploring poetry, song and rhyme and high quality non-fiction texts are embedded within our curriculum to develop pupils' vocabulary, language comprehension and love of reading.

One distinctive feature of English teaching is that the modalities of speaking, reading and writing are not only the objects of study but also the means through which the subject is learned. To overcome this challenge, we use a balanced mix of approaches to reading so that all pupils are able to succeed, which include: Read Write Inc. phonics, Fresh Start Phonics, the teaching of reading comprehension, reading for pleasure, individual and group reading and sharing high quality texts within the classroom.

We are a Ruth Miskin School

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Year 2 have been on a walk of the local area as part of their geography unit of work. #primarygeography #geographyfieldtrip #burnhamoncrouch

Year 2 have been on a walk of the local area as part of their geography unit of work. #primarygeography #geographyfieldtrip #burnhamoncrouch ...

โ€œTrainer of the weekโ€ whilst training @burnhamoncrouchrufc ๐Ÿ‰ and demonstrating excellent #teamwork at #Rugby ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#GoBurnham
#proudofourstudents

โ€œTrainer of the weekโ€ whilst training @burnhamoncrouchrufc ๐Ÿ‰ and demonstrating excellent #teamwork at #Rugby ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#GoBurnham
#proudofourstudents
...

Celebrating success in #karate representing @ekamartialartsacademy and competing in Belgium ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#GoBurnham
#proudofourstudents

Celebrating success in #karate representing @ekamartialartsacademy and competing in Belgium ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#GoBurnham
#proudofourstudents
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Year 2 are exploring the text Oliverโ€™s Vegetables - they have been busy making observations about different vegetables and looking at the vegetables growing in our school garden. #schoolgardening #reading #psqm

Year 2 are exploring the text Oliverโ€™s Vegetables - they have been busy making observations about different vegetables and looking at the vegetables growing in our school garden. #schoolgardening #reading #psqm ...

Year 3 have recently studied rivers in their geography lessons. To finish their unit of work, the children went for a walk along the River Crouch. #geography #geographyfieldwork

Year 3 have recently studied rivers in their geography lessons. To finish their unit of work, the children went for a walk along the River Crouch. #geography #geographyfieldwork ...

STEM part 2: Year 5 took part in our first STEM Enrichment session on 13th September. The theme of the day was: Witches and Wizards. The children attended Potions class during the morning where they carried out a range of experiments and then made ice cream and lemonade. Care of Magical Creatures was next , where the children designed,  using a CAD programme, and made bird perches for Hedwig using woodwork skills. 
Here are some comments from the children:
โ€œI enjoyed it so much.โ€ Mia 
 โ€œIt was so funโ€ Jack 
โ€œI loved it!โ€ Ava 
โ€œIt was really exciting.โ€ Sienna 
โ€œI had a truly wonderful time.โ€ Daisy 
โ€œ I want to be an engineer.โ€ Rosa 
โ€œI love STEM!โ€ #stemeducation #psqm

STEM part 2: Year 5 took part in our first STEM Enrichment session on 13th September. The theme of the day was: Witches and Wizards. The children attended Potions class during the morning where they carried out a range of experiments and then made ice cream and lemonade. Care of Magical Creatures was next , where the children designed, using a CAD programme, and made bird perches for Hedwig using woodwork skills.
Here are some comments from the children:
โ€œI enjoyed it so much.โ€ Mia
โ€œIt was so funโ€ Jack
โ€œI loved it!โ€ Ava
โ€œIt was really exciting.โ€ Sienna
โ€œI had a truly wonderful time.โ€ Daisy
โ€œ I want to be an engineer.โ€ Rosa
โ€œI love STEM!โ€ #stemeducation #psqm
...

Congratulations to our Gardening Club members for achieving the highest RHS schools gardening award! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿชด#rhsschoolsgardeningcampaign

Congratulations to our Gardening Club members for achieving the highest RHS schools gardening award! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿชด#rhsschoolsgardeningcampaign ...

STEM day part 1: Hippo Class were the first class to take part in our STEM Enrichment Day today and they have had a fantastic day! Look at the  fantastic bird perches they have made after following a design brief designing their product using a CAD programme. #stemeducation #primaryscience #psqm

STEM day part 1: Hippo Class were the first class to take part in our STEM Enrichment Day today and they have had a fantastic day! Look at the fantastic bird perches they have made after following a design brief designing their product using a CAD programme. #stemeducation #primaryscience #psqm ...

Itโ€™s time to cheer our mighty @lionesses on this morning as we dream of witnessing a historic win!!

#itscominghome 
#lionesses๐Ÿฆ 
#womensworldcup2023 
@wwcfifa2023

Itโ€™s time to cheer our mighty @lionesses on this morning as we dream of witnessing a historic win!!

#itscominghome
#lionesses๐Ÿฆ
#womensworldcup2023
@wwcfifa2023
...

Our gardening club have taken part in a photoshoot for the RHS this afternoon! #rhs #schoolsgardening #rhsschoolsgardeningcampaign

Our gardening club have taken part in a photoshoot for the RHS this afternoon! #rhs #schoolsgardening #rhsschoolsgardeningcampaign ...

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