Our Literacy Vision

At Priors Wood, our vision is to promote a lifelong love for reading and writing in all children, regardless of ability, background or needs.

Reading, Speaking and Listening Providing our children with a rich reading diet, quality- first teaching of reading and access to quality core texts enables them to develop into fluent, confident and expressive readers with understanding of the world. Not to mention the invaluable reading skills learnt throughout each learning day which help to develop language, vocabulary and a love for reading.

We know that teaching phonics to our early readers in a systematic approach is a vital part in developing fluent readers. Throughout Early Years and KS1, children are taught daily phonics, using Letters and Sounds, with further daily opportunities for continued phonics and spelling learning in Key Stage Two. Home reading supports learning in phonics and is also imperative to ensuring children are making progress and sharing their enjoyment of reading with family members.

Our vision is to create awe, wonder and imagination; bringing reading to life through drama, music and performance. These skills develop our pupils into effective communicators with the ability to articulate ideas and opinions; listen to the thoughts and ideas of others, embedding mutual respect, self-esteem and identity.


The skills acquired through reading, speaking and listening pave the way for motivated, enthusiastic writers. At Priors Wood, we ensure our pupils experience hands-on, creative learning, giving their writing a purpose and ensuring that all children are moved to write. We do this by providing our writers with diverse opportunities to write in a range of genres and for different audiences. They become inspired by existing authors, speakers and voices along the way. The children are given the resources needed to respond and explore; write freely; reflect and edit; re-draft and publish their writing; all while allowing them to write with flair, passion and chances to find their writer’s voice.


This, along with daily teaching of phonics, spelling, grammar and handwriting in context, makes way for good progress and a true enjoyment of learning in literacy.

 Please click on the links below for additional information and guidance.

Guidance for Phonics at Priors Wood Primary School

 How to Support Your Child with Their Reading

 Parental Comment Ideas for Your Child’s Reading Record Book