Each year group follows the National Curriculum programmes of study.
English is not just a stand alone subject, but is part of every subject and the school's curriculum.
Children need to write for a purpose and through first hand experiences, inspirational texts and visits.
Teachers review the work developed by children and identify how they can improve and enhance their writing. Independence is also developed, with the children reviewing their own writing, re-editing and developing final drafts. Rubrics and learning lists are used to support this.
Spellings are taught as a lesson and also within lessons. The list of works that a specific year group/ stage are expected to know are also sent home to parents.
Phonic and Reading Schemes
In school we teach phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme, supported by the use of Jolly Phonics kinaesthetic actions and stories.
As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practise by reading texts which are entirely decodable for them from the Rigby Star Phonics and Oxford Floppy’s Phonics schemes.
Once children have a secure knowledge of letter/sound correspondences and can blend words confidently, they access our Book Banded reading scheme which has books from various published schemes Oxford reading Tree, All Aboard and New Way and is designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres. There are fiction and non-fiction books within each level.
All children are encouraged to select books from the classroom, library or home to share with their parents to encourage a love of reading.
Infant Book Club
During the past year we have been running an after school book club with parents and children, to encourage a love of reading.
Each week a different child chooses a book, which together we review.