English

In the Foundation Stage, Literacy is taught in many different ways. The teaching of reading and writing is developed alongside the great emphasis we place upon spoken language. We combine elements of more than one approach to the teaching of phonics and the acquisition of sight vocabulary.

Reading is supported by a range of published books from which children make their own choices and a number of ‘schemes’ which give the children a breadth of experience. In Key Stages 1 and 2, we continue to extend children’s ability to recognise words by sight, teach use of phonic skills regularly and encourage children to build upon early experiences and gain self confidence as writers. Spellings linked to phonic foci and topics studied are set weekly.

Children learn to identify different genres and read, discuss and write to put their knowledge into practice. Again, more than one reading scheme is employed to develop reading skills with both fiction and non fiction texts. Although reading permeates all areas of the curriculum, guided reading sessions are regularly undertaken. A range of strategies for interpretation of the written word are taught.

Discussions take place where children talk and write to demonstrate their comprehension of studied material and share their opinions and knowledge.

Technology regularly features in Literacy lessons and Literacy skills impact upon our Curriculum in the form of interactive whiteboards, laptops and movie and still cameras. Film Literacy is a developing aspect of our curriculum.

Through plays, assembly performances, debates, PowerPoint presentations and hot-seating children develop their oral skills. Should children need extra support with their reading and writing, they are supported by a number of different interventions.

For further information about our approach to Literacy at the school you are welcome to contact our Literacy Co-ordinator Mrs Rose Spence.

Please click on the following link for information on Writing & Reading Levels 1 – 6 Level Posters Reading Level Posters Writing Please visit the following website bugclub.co.uk

Our current Key Stage 1 Phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds.

Our current Key Stage 1 Reading scheme is Bug Club and Oxford Reading Tree.

Please click below for fun Literacy links!

Family learning fun

Primary games fun

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