Literacy is at the core of everything we do at Pudsey Waterloo Primary School. If children cannot read, write and communicate effectively, they cannot access the curriculum and more importantly contribute positively to society, as they get older.
We want all children to enjoy reading and we have a well-stocked and inviting library that children use daily for lessons, research and enjoyment. All our learning areas are text rich and promote the importance of reading in all areas of the curriculum. Reading can take children to new and exciting places. No-one says this better than Dr. Seuss,
“The more you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
Writing occurs everyday in every subject. We aim as a school to ensure all children are confident in a range of writing styles, both formal and informal and can apply skills to all areas of the curriculum.
Children at Pudsey Waterloo Primary School are encouraged to use the power of language to make a difference to their learning and the wider community.
Communicating thoughts, feelings and emotions is an important life skill, which we support children to develop. Whether it is using a talk partner, sharing ideas with the class or speaking in a school assembly, we model, promote and teach high levels of communication skills.
World Book Day 3rd March 2016
We were very lucky to have the poet Craig Bradley join us on the Tuesday before World Book Day this year. He kept everyone very amused with his poetry, jokes and wonderful use of playful language - and really inspired us to perform our poems on World Book Day itself!
World Book Day 2016
On the day itself we all dressed up as book characters. We had two special assemblies - one to share our amazing costumes and the other to share the poems we had all rehearsed as a class.