At Oakmeadow we are passionate about developing children’s literacy skills to help make them independent, lifelong learners. We develop pupils’ abilities within an integrated programme of Speaking & Listening (including phonics), Reading & Writing. We give opportunities to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English within a broad and balanced curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught literacy skills in other subjects.

Our goal is for all pupils at Oakmeadow to read and write with confidence, with fluency and understanding and using a range of independent strategies to proofread and edit. We aim to promote a love of reading and a desire to read for enjoyment. By fostering an interest in words and their meanings we help children to develop a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms. Through our writing journey approach, we develop an understanding of a range of writing genres and their characteristics and ensure that pupils are able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the text type and audience.