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Cultural Opportunities through Reading

Cultural opportunities in our curriculum

Our curriculum is carefully designed to provide pupils with a wide range of cultural opportunities expanding their understanding of the world.

In all subject areas, pupils learn about significant individuals who made a life-changing contribution to our society. This includes scientists, inventors, athletes, composers, mathematicians and writers. We want our children to appreciate these achievements and understand the impact on our lives today.  



Our class libraries are full of amazing books! We have a fantastic range of fiction, non-fiction, magazines, comics and newspapers. Books are chosen by the reading coordinator to ensure pupils have the opportunities to read a wide range of authors including children’s classics, traditional tales and recent book releases. We want our children to experience different writing styles from Shakespeare to David Walliams.


Through our writing curriculum, CLPEs Power of Reading texts are used as a driver. These books offer fantastic diverse themes that give children an insight into the wider world they have yet to experience. These texts have been mapped with careful consideration to ensure children's cultural capital is forever expanding.