Tel: 01642 483697 School Contact: Christine Upton Head Teacher: Mr Martin J. Kitchen

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The highest priority is given to the learning of English skills, which we recognise permeate all aspects of the curriculum. Each morning all children in school undertake a focussed, interactive phonic/word/sentence activity to build up their basic skills in this subject area. We firmly believe in the power of purposeful practice and ensure the children revise their previous learning in this area on a daily basis. This initial session is then followed by whole class teaching of reading/writing where teachers specifically model skills and/or promote discussion about focussed learning points before giving the children opportunity to practice their skills independently of the teacher. Throughout the week the children experience guided reading and writing sessions closely supported by the teacher. Through the use of these guided session the teachers are able to influence the childs learning at the point where they are attempting to apply the skills they have previously been taught.

The English curriculum is organised such that a clear progression for learning the basics is applied throughout the school. This includes a clear plan for when children will learn about different genre and also about basic phonic/word and sentence level skills.

We believe strongly in the value of daily, highly interactive, oral phonic session for the development of early reading and writing skills and draw on a range of resources to help deliver these sessions.

We use Read Writing Inc. in FS and KS1 to deliver our phonics learning programme.

To help the children to progressively develop their reading skills we employ a range of reading schemes throughout school. These include:

Oxford Reading Tree
Dandelion Readers
PM Storybooks
Ginn 360
Heinemann Rapid Readers

By encouraging a love for reading and writing composition, we aim to inspire the children to engage fully with the imperative life skills literacy brings.
Please see below the English curriculum plan.

Curriculum Download

Text Level Curriculum Maps

KS2 Word Level Teaching Sequence

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