Power of Reading
At Millbrook, we implement The Power of Reading created by CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education), which is proven professional development programme that supports our staff to evolve a high-quality English curriculum which develops reading comprehension and writing composition, and fosters a whole school love of reading and writing.
The Power of Reading puts quality children’s literature at the heart of English learning and enables all the teaching and learning, in English, to be centred around one text either per term or per half term. This allows the children to enjoy reading and be fully immersed into a text. This enables the children to have a deeper understanding of the variety of texts, author’s language, the impact of illustrations and opens the discussion of life experiences. It also supports us in raising engagement and attainment in language, vocabulary, reading and writing.
The Power of Reading, at Millbrook, allows us to emphasise the importance of books and literature in enabling children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers and writers, with all the benefits this brings. This has meant they we have a thorough curriculum map for English, with a focus on not only fiction texts, but we ensure each class has at least one non-fiction focus text and at least one poetry focus text.
Each text has a variety of writing outcomes which allows our children to be exposed to different text types and understand what features they need to include in their own writing.
Please click the link below to see a SAMPLE curriculum map which display the types of texts, writing outcomes, teaching approaches and possible cross curricular links we are able to expose to our children to by using the Power of Reading.
Please click the link below to see our texts for the current school year:
- Power of Reading Texts – 2023/2024
Please click the link below to see our writing expectations which support our assessment in writing.