Essential Characteristics of writers
- The ability to write fluently and with interesting detail on a number of topics throughout the curriculum.
- A vivid imagination which makes readers engage with and enjoy their writing.
- A highly developed vocabulary and an excellent knowledge of writing techniques to extend details or description.
- Well-organised and structured writing, which includes a variety of sentence structures.
- Excellent transcription skills that ensure their writing is well presented and punctuated, spelled correctly and neat.
- A love of writing and an appreciation of its educational, cultural and entertainment values.
Essential Characteristics of readers
- Excellent phonic knowledge and skills.
- Fluency and accuracy in reading across a wide range of contexts throughout the curriculum.
- Knowledge of an extensive and rich vocabulary.
- An excellent comprehension of texts.
- The motivation to read for both study and for pleasure.
- Extensive knowledge through having read a rich and varied range of texts.
Essential Characteristics of excellent communicators
- An exceptional talent for listening attentively so as to understand what is being said.
- A rich and varied vocabulary that gives clarity and interest to conversations.
- Clear speech that can be easily understood by a range of audiences.
- An excellent grasp of the rules used in English conversation, such as tenses and the grammatical structure of sentences.
- A highly developed ability to tell stories that capture the interest and imagination of the audience.
- A delight in initiating and joining in conversations.
- Respect for others when communicating, even when views differ.
©Chris Quigley Education Ltd
Learning to Read and Reading for Pleasure
Teaching children to read and write independently, as quickly as possible, is one of the core purposes of a primary school. These key skills not only hold the keys to the rest of the curriculum but also have a huge impact on children’s self-esteem and future life chances. Please see our school document below for further information.
- I enjoyed making my longboat head, because I cam dressed as Viking trader. (Noah Hirst)
- I enjoyed that we were able to wear different clothes for World Book Day (Issy Harris Wright)
- I liked seeing everybody's costumes.
Year 4 say;
- I enjoyed advertising a book because I enjoy advertising things.
- I like the teachers' pirate song before school and when we had to walk the plank (Jonathan Richmond)
- I enjoyed listening to some of my teachers favourite books (Imogen Butler-Burd)
Year 5 say;
- I really enjoyed the Harry Potter game, naming the different characters (Samuel Caroe)
- I liked the teachers singing (Humairah Uddin)
- I liked the parade most because we got to see everybody's amazing costumes (Daniel Ward)
- It was really fun, I loved reading in front of the whole school (Rafa Wilkinson)