At Ormiston South Parade, English is at the heart of everything we do and skills in reading and writing are taught across the whole curriculum. Teachers promote a love of the English language through daily, engaging lessons and a range of appropriate intervention groups. Throughout Phase 1 and 2 we teach literacy through the ‘Power of Reading’ programme.

The Power of Reading approach has raised achievement in over 2500 schools across England and internationally. Here at Ormiston South Parade we have seen ‘The Power of Reading’ transform the way the teachers teach and the way children feel about reading and writing. Children engage with high quality picture books, novels, poetry and non-fiction through a wide range of teaching approaches. Children are immersed into the text through music, art, drama, discussion and role-play. Other approaches include responding to illustrations, ‘Book Talk’, storymapping and book making. Children take ownership of the text and engage with it deeply.

We do ask that parents and carers do not buy the books for the children to read as this can ruin the element of surprise in our lessons! Thanks for your support.