We provide high quality learning opportunities for our children by basing learning around a core text. This enhances teachers’ and children’s pleasure in reading and raises children’s achievement through teachers’ knowledge of literature and its creative use in the classroom. Each class has a high quality whole text from which they work. Children and teachers become immersed in the text through which they focus on developing reading, speaking and listening and writing skills. Teachers adapt their planning to best suit the needs of individual children in their class and ensure that every child is progressing and attaining. They use a step by step Maple Court planning model to develop children’s understanding of reading and writing. Links are also made with other subjects.