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Core Texts

Core Texts matched to our Curriculum

Class Reading and Storytelling

We aim to share quality books at every opportunity. Children never grow tired of listening to a good story or poem and all class teachers engage enthusiastically in this practise. Every term, a selection of ‘core texts’ are chosen in line with the class topic and form the basis of the Literacy learning. In addition to this, storytelling and book sharing is timetabled daily - with older year groups enjoying a chapter book in instalments and younger pupils sharing a picture book or poem.

Pupils are also encouraged to share their favourite stories and authors with their class.

Oral retelling of stories and re-enacting stories through drama also ties in with our approach to writing through the “Talk for writing’ method.

Quality Texts to inspire quality writing!