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‘Reading feeds pupils' imagination and opens up a treasure house of wonder and joy for curious young minds’.

National Curriculum 2014


Our curriculum promotes enjoyment of learning through discussion, creativity, purpose and relevance.  Discussion, communication skills and vocabulary are very important and are planned for within our curriculum so that children can achieve well.  


At Ranelagh we believe that developing a love of reading is an essential part of what we do. Through using the Power of Reading in our English teaching we aim to teach children to speak and write fluently, so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and, through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through our English curriculum, children will be exposed to a wide range of quality texts that will develop them culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. By teaching English through The Power of Reading all children can enjoy texts, which are read to them, that they may otherwise be unable to access. We have developed a curriculum with good quality texts at its heart to facilitate a range of exciting cross-curricular work. The approach compliments ‘Talk4writing’ that we also use at Ranelagh.