English follows the National Curriculum and is taught through planned units of work which may last for 2-4 weeks. These units of work may contain speaking and listening tasks, drama, art and craft activities and reading around the text. The teaching sequence leads to a piece of writing.
Our phonics teaching throughout the school follows the Letters and Sounds programme of synthetic phonics teaching. There are 6 phases within Letters & Sounds and most children will complete Phase 6 by the end of Year 2.
We have a book banded system for supporting the teaching of reading, which includes a range of published schemed books (Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Collins Big Cat, and Phonics Bug). Children have regular guided reading sessions in their class to build on early reading comprehension and phonics skills.
Ways to help your child with reading
- Read a story to your child for fun every day
- To find 5 minutes each day to help your child with sounds, words and their school reading book
- To help your child remember their book bag each day
- To praise every effort your child makes
- To ask questions to help with understanding
- To come in and see us if you are concerned.
Handwriting sessions are regularly taught throughout the school.