Our vision is for all children to develop an enthusiasm for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in order to achieve a lifelong love of literacy.
We follow the new National Curriculum for English and this is linked, where possible to the half-termly Project. Children are expected to apply their speaking and listening skills across all areas of the curriculum and we place high importance on them becoming confident and competent communicators. We follow the new National Curriculum for English and this is linked, where possible to the half-termly Project. Please click here for the National Curriculum.
We use Read, Write, Inc as our reading programme in Reception, Year 1 and the first half of Year 2. It is then used as a catch-up programme for some children from Year 2 onwards. The programme is a 'synthetic phonics' programme which teaches children how to segment words into sounds and how to blend sounds into words. The children learn all the sounds in the English language and their alternative spellings. The programme is very brisk and lively and the children learn quickly and effectively.
In KS2, children have an hour for English each day, as well as a 30 minute Guided Reading session. They also visit the library every week and are encouraged to take a book home to read for enjoyment.
Across all year-groups, we place a high priority on providing rich, real and imaginative opportunities for writing; writing for a purpose, with real audiences.
Within each half-term, a range of writing genres will be linked to their project and they will also experience learning through immersing in a quality text.
Full details will be released shortly.