The development of literacy skills is crucial to all areas of the curriculum.  We aim to ensure that all children become competent and fluent readers who develop interest and enjoyment in reading and can access information from a wide variety of texts.  All children are provided with a reading book and reading record. Reading standards are consistently high across the school, with books being banded appropriately to facilitate progression.

We aim to achieve proficiency in spelling and in the use of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Each child’s creative efforts are promoted and developed to ensure competence in writing, reading, speaking and listening, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary.


The joy of reading and writing throughout the school is actively promoted through the use of ‘Pie Corbett’ strategies which focus on talk for writing.


During the Foundation Stage, the children focus on Literacy through the development of reading, writing, communication and language.  Throughout the stage, each area is used as a focus to promote individual development.  The children’s progress is monitored through the use of the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.


Following the Foundation Stage, the children are taught using the National Curriculum Programmes of Study.  Although language skills are developed throughout the whole curriculum, the main elements are introduced and developed through the literacy lessons, which are taught on a daily basis throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

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Winsford High Street Community Primary School, High St, Winsford CW7 2AU

Tel: 01606 288 188 | Email: head@highstreet.cheshire.sch.uk