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Tortworth Primary School

Reading at Tortworth

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

We love to read at Tortworth! 

Reading is essential for learning. After all, when you can read anything, you can learn everything! However, reading is so much more than accessing new knowledge.  It can transport you to different times and worlds. It allows you to escape your real world for a while. Books can inspire you to be something different or try something you never would have imagined trying. Losing yourself in a book is one of life's pleasures and our most important duty is to help all our children experience this.

Our reading teaching aims to support our overarching curriculum core aims and enable children to leave Tortworth school able to read effectively. 


We teach phonics acquisition and early reading using Little Wandle.