At Oasis Academy Watermead it is our passion to ensure that every child will become lifelong readers who are competent, enthusiastic and who have a thirst for reading a range of genres, including poetry. Everyone will have the confidence to make reading choices and recommend books to their peers through this understanding and their love of reading. Children will establish an appreciation and love of reading to gain knowledge across the wider curriculum. It is our intention to ensure that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject, supporting their forthcoming secondary education and through their life journey.
At Oasis Academy Watermead, we want our children to have a passion for writing and an appreciation of its educational and cultural values. We want our children to be able to communicate through the written word, both as way to share their ideas and emotions and express themselves creatively. A key goal for us is to ensure that our children become familiar with a wide range of high-quality texts which stimulate their writing and enable them to acquire knowledge and build on what they already know. We aim for our children to develop higher order vocabulary skills and have an excellent knowledge of writing techniques. Developing a fluent knowledge and application of grammar and punctuation will support their learning across the curriculum.