“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


At Holy Trinity and St John's we use a Power of Reading complete book based approach to improving writing standards. The Power of Reading is the Centre for Literature in Primary Education's proven professional development programme that support our school to evolve a high quality literacy curriculum which develops reading comprehension and writing comprehension, and fosters a whole school lve of reading and writing. 


The Power of Reading puts quality children's literature at the heart of literacy learning and is built on years of research and best practie. The programme develops and raises engagement and attainment in language, vocabulary, reading and writing and meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum. 


Children take part in a Power of Reading lesson daily with many links to other areas of the curriculum woven in the project based learning. The Power of Reading books are carefully chosen to ensure children experience a range of quality children's books as part of whole class teaching. Tried and tested teaching approaches are explored which promote engagement and attainment including the literacy environment, reading journals, role play and drama.