At Peover Superior we recognise the value of English as a means of communicating through the elements of spoken language, reading and writing.

We aim to promote high standards of language and literacy in our children by equipping them with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

Our overall aims are to ensure that pupils:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

We will support children to develop these skills and knowledge through:

  • Kagan cooperative learning strategies
  • Sharing stories, songs and poems
  • Asking and answering questions and learning about high order questions though Blooms taxonomy
  • Small group guided reading and Inference Training
  • Whole class reading 
  • Understanding the picture book codes
  • 1:1 reading through Boosting Reading at Primary
  • Daily systematic Phonics lessons
  • Discrete teaching of spellings through the Word Study Approach
  • Discrete vocabulary teaching 
  • Helicopter Stories
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • Assemblies and plays
  • Debating 
  • Drama activities (improvisation, hot-seating)
  • Imaginative play and role play