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Power of Reading

We are a Power of Reading school.  The Power of Reading is an English program designed to improve children's writing through immersion in high-quality real texts.  During the course of a unit, children will study one particular text in great detail.  They develop reading skills through a range of techniques and use their chosen text as a springboard into writing a variety of text types.  For example, children in year 2 use a picture book called 'How to Find Gold' as inspiration for work on persuasive letters, information texts, diary entries and adventure stories. This work also links with map skills in Geography, animals and habitats in Science and colour, pattern and texture in Art.  Spelling, punctuation and grammar skills are carefully planned in to match children's reading and writing in each unit.


Please have a look at some of the photos of our Power of Reading work!

Y6 art work inspired by scenes from Macbeth
Year 2 are experts on crocodiles,
Space topic inspired by 'Man on the Moon'
A fabulous description of the Iron Man
Writing about our own feelings in reception
Story maps with speech and thought bubbles
Non-fiction writing in Year 2
Role play in Year 5
Writing letters in year 1
Writing in role as Mr Grinling in year 1
Retelling through drama
Developing opinions on different texts
Persuading Beegu to be our friend
Can you guess which story reception are reading?
Printing skills inspired by Beegu
Writing in role as characters from Macbeth
Y3 hot seating to give advice to a character
Y5 make predictions based on prior knowledge
Poetry analysis and discussion in groups