Reading, writing, and spoken language is at the heart of everything we do at Westlands Primary School; we believe that securing a strong foundation and engagement in literacy is vital to maximise life chances for our children. 

Teaching children to communicate their ideas and emotions effectively, will equip them with the skills they need to further their learning, within and outside the school curriculum, and to participate fully, with confidence, as a member of society. 

Across the school we aim to inspire an appreciation of high-quality, ambitious, texts - which develop a knowledge of themselves and the wider world. We aim to foster a love of books so that children develop a habit of reading for pleasure, that will be sustained throughout their lifetime.