We have recently created a brand new curriculum at Fortuna, that centres around reading. At Fortuna we believe that by exposing children and immersing them in stories, they will not only improve their reading outcome but also improve in all other areas of the curriculum.
The new curriculum will continue to run over a 2-year cycle and include successful elements of our previous curriculums including immersive areas and real life contexts. However, instead of foundation subjects driving the curriculum, the book will become central to the topic with the foundation subjects linking in where possible.
We have chosen the books that will be used each term carefully and have also consulted with Dr. Jeannie Bulman an Education Consultant and KS2 Moderation Manager for Lincolnshire. This has enabled us to ensure children are exposed to age appropriate texts that are progressive throughout the key stages and ensure that children have access to books that would further enrich the children’s learning and love of reading.
We believe that by exposing children and immersing them in stories, they will not only improve their reading outcomes but will also develop in all other areas of the curriculum, as stated in 'The Reading Framework, Teaching the foundations of Literacy', published by OFSTED in July 2021. The framework states:
"..those pupils who struggle to read, struggle in all subjects and the wonders of knowledge rich curriculum passes them by unread. Fluency of reading is also a key indicator for future success in further education, higher education and employment."
We believe that this new, bespoke, curriculum structure will provide opportunities to create shared experiences that help connect different elements of the curriculum and help children to form developmental skills that are pre-requisite to academic progress.
If you have any questions concerning the curriculum please contact Miss Rollins or Miss Mulligan through the school office.