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Tower Road




Our vision for reading ~ fluency, understanding, enjoyment. 


fluency ~ Pupils are taught the skills needed to decode unfamiliar words accurately with appropriate intonation and pace.  


understanding ~ Importance is placed on pupils understanding the texts they read.  Questions and activities are carefully selected to develop pupils' comprehension.  


enjoyment ~ A range of texts depicting the world around them encourages pupils’ love of reading.


It is our aim to ensure that all pupils benefit from a reading-rich curriculum, which develops fluency, understanding and a love for this aspect of education. The reading curriculum at Tower Road Academy has been devised to reflect and support the diversity that exists both within Tower Road Academy and also within the local and global community. The aim is that through a robust and rigorous approach to the teaching of early reading, alongside ensuring that reading materials incorporate a broad range of texts to give our children a true picture of the world, our children will leave Tower Road Academy confident about who they are, the society in which they live and with the necessary skills to play an active and full part in the world around them.