At Conisbrough Ivanhoe Primary Academy, our Literacy curriculum is extremely important to us. We are passionate about ensuring that children are given the opportunities to read, explore and utilise the best that has been thought and said, by introducing them to classic and timeless texts. Some of which they may never have heard of or had the chance to read otherwise. It is important to us that children are able to read and enjoy modern texts by authors such as Dahl and Walliams alongside definitive writers such as Dickens and CS Lewis. Our discrete teaching sessions of vocabulary will help children not only to understand these texts, but give them a broader lexicon in which to enrich daily conversation and integrate within their own written pieces.
We also acknowledge and appreciate the breadth of experiences on our doorstep and in our surrounding area for us to incorporate into our curriculum. Giving children personalised experiences which they might not have been able to participate in otherwise, will ensure our pupils are able to write meaningful and individual pieces which have been enriched by their memories and imaginations.
We strive to ensure that the children who enter our care have mastered the subject to the best of their abilities by the time that they leave us, and they are able to use these skills to further their own learning within secondary school and beyond. We have unpicked our curriculum and looked at each strand in depth to ensure that it is relevant and meaningful to our teaching and it is given the attention that it deserves.