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Children are empowered by developing a lifelong love of the spoken and written word. They are enabled to communicate their creativity, ideas and emotions through the exploration of the richness of literature, and thereby ‘soar on wings like eagles’.

At St Lawrence we use topic-based planning, using a text as a stimulus. This allows wider creative freedom and an enhanced opportunity to focus on the ‘reading for pleasure’ element of the curriculum. One book is chosen for each unit of work, and from this, a variety of writing genres and reading skills are developed. 

We sequence our teaching into 6 steps which allow our children to develop a wider range of skills. These are outlined below.