Every aspect of the children's work is influenced by the extent to which they use language with imagination and accuracy. Competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening is encouraged throughout the curriculum in order to enable the children to communicate appropriately and effectively. However, we teach English daily as a discrete subject in the ‘Literacy hour’ from Year 1 to Year 6 following the Primary Literacy Framework, with opportunities for Literacy in the Foundation Stage being incorporated within the child’s day according to principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Reading is taught initially using a phonics programme called ‘Read, Write Inc’, this is a synthetic phonics programme which follows closely the guidance of ‘Letters and Sounds,’ before moving onto our reading scheme. The programme is introduced in the Reception class and consolidated throughout Key Stage 1. Opportunities are also given during Key Stage 2 using the Read, Write Inc approach for further consolidation of phonics and some pupils undertake specific intervention programmes if they experience difficulties with reading.
Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term!