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Every child has the right to learn to read, regardless of social and economic circumstances, their ethnicity, home language and special educational need or disability. At Lower Meadow, it is our intent that every child will be able to read fluently and with confidence, therefore facilitating their ability to thrive in all areas of the curriculum. Both word recognition and language comprehension are essential to the success of achieving high reading standards for all children. Therefore, it is our intent that every child will access a planned and purposeful reading curriculum with specific and consistent teaching of both of these areas. The teaching of phonics underpins our reading curriculum so that all children are equipped with effective decoding skills.

We encourage children to read widely and often, for both purpose and pleasure. We encourage children to be reflective readers who can respond to a wide range of texts. It is our intent not only to teach each child to read effectively, but to immerse each child in a rich and varied reading environment, and create a climate where the love of reading is promoted and valued by all. At Lower Meadow, we are relentless in our determination to create lifelong readers.


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