“The more you read, there more you’ll know.
The more that you learn, the more places you will go,”
Vision and INtent
At Cheadle Primary School, we desire that every child is driven by the desire to read- to explore new worlds, new characters, and new genres and to have an appetite for reading that must be fed. Children will, consequently, be so filled with imagination that they are compelled to share it through their writing, public speaking and dramatic endeavours.
Hi I’m Mrs Castle and I am the Coordinator for English at Cheadle Primary School. I also work closely with Mrs Bostock- our Early Reading/Phonics manager and Mrs Smith who runs Accelerated Reader.
Curriculum and implementation
At Cheadle Primary, all pupils take part in a daily English or Literacy session, which covers the objectives for English as set out in the National Curriculum. Extra opportunities for pupils to practise and extend their skills are provided and linked to other curriculum areas wherever possible.
Core Knowledge and skills
Pupils’ development in English is constantly monitored and assessed in order to inform
cultural capital and enrichment
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
RWI - Early reading and phonics
My name is Mrs Smith and I am the Manager of Accelerated Reader and look after the school library at Cheadle Primary. My role is to ensure all the children have exciting books to read, according to their level. By looking through each child’s individual report, I can inform teachers on how the children are getting on with AR quizzes and STAR tests.
What is Accelerated reader?
Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers and teaching assistants to manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. The child will pick a book at their own level and reads it at their own pace. When finished, the child will take a short quiz on the computer. Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers, and teaching assistants feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
What are the quizzes?
Accelerated Reader includes several types of quizzes designed to support the development of several reading skills.
What our pupils say
In March 2022, we selected a group of children to give us their opinion on English at Cheadle Primary.
Oxford Owl- We have access to hundreds of books online. Please do check with your child’s class teacher if you are unsure of their log in.