At the Divine Mercy, we believe Reading is at the heart of everything we do.
We have designed and developed our Reading curriculum to align with our Writing curriculum.
Each half-term (in Years 2 - 6) year groups look at texts in both Reading and Writing which share a similar theme to the Writing Roots. An example of these themes would be: friendship and kindness; nature and conservation; dreams and curiosity.
The Reading curriculum uses Literary Leaves which is designed to grow literary knowledge. It provides a range of sequenced activities taking children through whole books to teach reading comprehension and create critical readers. Literary Leaves use novels, poetry collections and high-quality, non-fiction books.
Children take part in whole class reading lessons three times a week from Years 2 - 6.
The Literary Leaf book may also be used as a class read, where children are read to daily by the class teacher.
In EYFS and Y1, pupils also take part in whole class reading lessons using a wide range of high-quality texts, focusing on developing their vocabulary and their ability to retrieve information from the book they have read.