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At Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase, children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills across the curriculum.
We intend for pupils to be able to speak, read and write to a high standard to enable them to reach their full potential in the world of work and as global citizens. We consider reading to be the key to success and place huge importance and emphasis on the teaching of reading and on nurturing a life-long, love of reading.
Children at Leybourne Chase are exposed to a diverse, exciting and stimulating array of literature that encourages children to question, consider, wonder and learn about other people, issues and places, as well as themselves. They are taught how to use this knowledge and their growing vocabulary and informed opinions to write in a range of genres and for different purposes and audiences. They plan, revise and evaluate their writing. To be able to do this effectively, we focus on developing effective transcription and effective composition. We intend for pupils to leave school being able to use fluent and legible handwriting.
Teachers show pupils how to understand and remember spelling rules, the relationships between words and how to understand nuances in meaning. Children learn to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language. Pupils are also taught how to work out and clarify the meanings of unknown words and words with more than one meaning. Children at Leybourne Chase learn to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use Standard English.