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Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Primary School, Bury

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Guardian Angels' Roman Catholic Primary School

Love, Learn and Grow


'They read  from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.'

Nehemiah 8:8

Every child a Reader

At Guardian Angels’ we believe that Reading is a fundamental skill which enables children to access all areas of learning, ensuring they can make progress and succeed. We aim to provide children with a literacy-rich environment, high quality texts and inspiring learning opportunities, which will help them to gain a life-long enjoyment of reading and books. Children are taught to read accurately, fluently and with understanding. Children are shown how to apply a knowledge of structured synthetic phonics in order to decode unfamiliar words with increasing accuracy and speed and how to read with expression, clarity and confidence. We develop a good linguistic knowledge of vocabulary and grammar as well as teaching children how to read and respond to a wide range of different types of texts to develop a deeper level of emotional intelligence and empathy. We encourage and support children to develop their oracy and discussion skills alongside their written and comprehension skills.