At Prior Weston Primary School the over aching aim is to promote high standards of literacy by equipping our learners with a strong command of the spoken or written word and develop their love of literature through widespread  opportunities for reading for pleasure.

We aim for our children to:

  • read fluently with good understanding and appreciate literature from around the world;
  • develop the habits of reading widely for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary and an understanding of grammar
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently adapting their language for a range of genres
  • be competent in the art of speaking and listening to clearly explain their ideas.

We use a range of strategies and resources to deliver our English curriculum. Please see the documents below for more information.

Letters and Sounds

Reading and Phonics


If you would like to support your child to access high quality texts at home, here are some suggested books from NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 more able readers:

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- Ofsted, 2022