At Torridon Primary school we aim to develop a love of reading and encourage every child to read with a grown up at home every night.Children who read with their families grow in confidence much more quickly and develop a love of reading that can last a lifetime. This is one of the most powerful ways of enabling children to progress in all areas of their learning.

Daily phonics lessons take place in The Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One which enable our children to recognise the sounds and decode and blend words. The children then progress to develop their understanding of what they are reading as they move from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two.


Throughout each key stage, children take part in exciting opportunities to develop their writing skills. School trips, theatre visits and author workshops provide rich experiences for the children to draw on. A broad range of quality texts, read in class, enable the children to experience different genres of writing, including diaries, book reviews, stories, fact files, comic strips and newspaper reports. There is also a focus on developing grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.