At Brompton Westbrook we take a pride in developing keen readers, avid writers and pupils who love to perform using the spoken word.
We are a Read Write Inc school and you can find out more information about that on our Reading page, under this heading. Once our children have mastered how to learn to read we encourage their reading habits to thrive through the use of the Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader programme, which is a way to 'motivate, monitor, and manage students’ independent reading practice and watch as students develop a true love for reading. Perfect for in-person, remote, and hybrid instruction.'
We are well stocked with a range of reading books - phonic ones for early reading practice and wide range of other texts that our children love - we regularly listen nd consult with pupils to ensure that we are buying the books that they want to read.
We love using high quality texts of all types - from classic novels, poems, picture books, blogs and e learning books.
Our English sequence of learning is simple - start with the basic skills and revisit and develop these so that pupils become fluent and confident readers, writers and orators.
In the Reading section you will find everything you need for reading extension and support.
In the poetry section you will find small video clips of Mr MacDonald reciting poems. Hopefully he will keep adding to these. Try reciting poems yourself. Try to learn one off by heart. There are thousands of poems you could recite or you could write your own.
Story Time-below there will be a mixture of stories read by Mr MacDonald