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English

English

 

English is central to all learning throughout the primary school curriculum. This includes speaking and listening, reading and writing. The school has a well resourced library to support teaching and learning. Children are able to borrow books to take books home and read. 

 

We have a large range of books different reading schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree and Cambridge Big Cat which are used for home-reading, guided reading and shared reading. The books are colour coded into different reading levels.

 

Teaching of Key Skills in Reading involves:

  • Word reading.
  • Comprehension.

 

Children read individually using a colour banded reading book, as part of a guided reading group, where children are grouped according to their reading ability and reading for enjoyment. 1

We teach a daily synthetic phonics from YR-2, following the Letters and Sounds Programme.  We incorporate reading and writing, teaching handwriting joins with letters and sounds, and spelling of tricky words.

 

'Pupils’ make particularly good progress in learning to read and many acquire a love of books.’

Ofsted Inspection Report December 2013

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