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At Freegrounds Junior School, we aspire that all children…

  • Become independent, resilient and reflective readers and writers.
  • Are supported and challenged appropriately and learning is tailored to meet individual needs.
  • Develop a love of reading and read regularly.
  • Have access to a wide variety of high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry books.
  • Have the opportunity to explore other cultures, celebrate diversity and their literary heritage through exposure to a range of books.
  • Are aware of key reading skills and have the opportunity to practise these across the curriculum.
  • Develop spoken language skills, read fluently and speak with confidence, clearly articulating their thoughts.
  • Grow the breadth and depth of their vocabulary.
  • Produce a range of well-presented, meaningful written outcomes.
  • Think critically about their audience and purpose.
  • Carefully choose appropriate grammar and punctuation.
  • Learn and revise spelling rules, applying them to all writing.
  • Refine what they have written, reflect and evaluate their own and others’ work.
  • Make editing choices to enhance their writing.