Longvernal Literacy Spine
At Longvernal, our ‘drivers’ for encouraging reading are set out below:
In order to ensure children fully achieve their potential across the curriculum and lay the foundations necessary for future success, it is essential that every child leaves primary school as a fluent reader. Unless they are competent readers, children cannot fully access the curriculum, meaning their learning in all areas is negatively impacted. Where there are barriers to learning, we seek to find ways to maximise success.
Children who love reading acquire a broader vocabulary which increases their life career chances. Reading also builds knowledge of the world, enhancing children’s cultural capital - again, crucial to future success.
To achieve this, we: