Throughout the school the children are grouped by ability for Literacy lessons and all children have Literacy every morning. We are passionate about teaching reading as we believe that reading is the key to accessing all other subjects. Children are carefully tracked and any child not reading at the right level for their age has an intervention to help them catch up. We have recently invested a lot of money ensuring that our reading resources are the very best they can be. Please support your child by reading regularly at home. We know that good readers make good writers.
Early Years Foundation Stage and KS 1 follow the Read, Write Inc Programme to support them in becoming good readers and writers. They experience a daily lesson taught in a small group setting with children at the same level.
In Early Years and part of KS1, children follow the Read Write Inc programme to the appropriate level which supports them in becoming better readers and writers by using a rigorous and structured approach to the teaching of phonics and basic sentence structure. Each KS1 class also has many opportunities to apply these skills through a range of writing activities based around quality texts.
Throughout the rest of the school, children develop writing skills daily using a range of stimuli – books, video clips, first hand experiences, drama, etc. and we ensure that there are a range of different writing genre taught – e.g. stories, reports, letters, diaries, explanations. We also teach spelling and grammar using a structured approach and fun games. There are also many opportunities to practise writing skills across the whole curriculum as we follow our exciting topic units.