Brunel University, Herts for Learning and our own expertise! 

The way we teach Reading at Little Green has evolved in the past four years, informed by the research of Dr Wayne Tennent, HfL and our own English Team. We have moved towards a focus on Literal Comprehension and Vocabulary, taking skills from HfL planning platforms to ensure National Curriculum Coverage of all reading domains. Our intent is to provide children with excellent, lifelong reading skills to support their understanding across the curriculum and also with a love of reading too. To do this, we need to ensure that we best support children with their phonological understanding, that we plan and teach high quality 'whole class reading sessions' and that we ensure access to an excellent range of texts, pitched correctly to be read independently - see also our development of the Reading Spines. We are also passionate about putting authors in front of our children for them to aspire to and have built a strong working relationship with Chorleywood Bookshop to do this. 

Please do read our Curriculum Map for more detail. 

Children's Language, Literature and Literacy - November 2023

V2 Children's Language, Literacy and Literature.pdf