Reading at Sennen

At Sennen School, reading is a top priority and is a key focus for our curriculum. We place a high emphasis on mastering phonics as early as possible and prioritise building children’s vocabulary and knowledge of language.


It is our intention to ensure that by the end of their primary education children are skilled and passionate readers, reading for pleasure as well as to improve their learning.


Books are carefully chosen to provide a balance between classic texts; and new and award-winning books. We acknowledge that we are a very remote community and so we aim to expose our children and the wider community to culturally diverse texts to stimulate conversations and develop curiosity.


We continually develop our vocabulary and retrieval skills across the curriculum to enable children to learn more about the world around them through text.


We therefore encourage all pupils to read widely across a range of texts, develop alove of reading and use it to build their knowledge across the curriculum. We promote comprehension/inference skills, a rich vocabulary and make links to the wider curriculum and world. 

Teachers carefully reaserch a variety of interesting texts to match their topics. Below is an overview of the texts we have chosen for this academic year.
The school uses Read Write Inc as its phonics scheme.
We have worked hard to carefully develop a progressive phonics curriculum to help prepare children for the rest of their education, as well as exposing them to a range of authors and genres to help them develop a love of reading.