We are excited to tell you about our new project in school which we are calling, ‘READ as a
Writer, WRITE as a Reader’. This involves revising and planning an engaging English
curriculum using a wide range of high-quality texts for each year group, every half-term. We
will be promoting both classics, much-loved books and novels alongside new and upcoming
authors and texts with our pupils. We’ve invested money in bringing in a range of quality
texts, including buying whole class sets of books and novels that each class are studying.
Part of our whole-school approach will be for pupils to fully immerse in their class texts,
exploring the way the author uses language to develop our children in their own writing.
There is a wealth of research to show that one of the most effective ways to become a good
writer is to be an avid reader; to unpick language from books and use this as a model for
Over the coming months, you’ll see us promote our whole school texts and class activities via
our website and Twitter.
(Look out for the hashtags #READasaWRITER #WRITEasaREADER).
We’ll send you newsletters to tell you about the books that each class are studying and texts
that we are excited about, with recommendations for reading at home.
For more information about this project and the thinking behind it, visit the English section
of our website.