The New Curriculum is used to scaffold our English curriculum. The Staff regularly train and share expertise to ensure consistency of approach so that EVERY child makes their expected learning progress and reaches at least high school-ready attainment.
Children in Reception are encouraged to: mark make and write through play initially: read through regular story times and the Phonic programme, ‘Letters and Sounds’. Read Write Inc. Programmes, which are delivered across each year group, provide a cohesive and creative approach to teaching children to read and write.
The ‘Fast track phonic’ programme is delivered for children in Year 2 who have not yet achieved the Year 1 phonic screening. Speaking & Listening are delivered through specific programmes like Talkboost, Lexia, ELIP, Wellcomm as well as cross curricular activities and role play. We also have an outside agency ‘Speech Bubble’ and a full time teaching assistant that provides extra speech interventions for identified children, Nursery onwards.
All years are taught phonics, reading, writing, speaking & listening, handwriting and spelling. Writing is taught and applied across all other subjects. Children’s work is celebrated on our RLA website, displays and assemblies. We use Revoe library where the children are allowed to borrow books and learn new skills.
Reading: We place great emphasis on teaching your child to read. In school time, your child will use a wide range of books and mainly read as part of a group. In addition to this, your child will be given a home reading record booklet, which is for you to fill in every time you hear your child read.
If reading standards are to improve, it is essential that you hear your child read regularly, so please fill in the reading record and make a positive comment. We really value your support in hearing your child read regularly. Five minutes each night will make an enormous difference!
Key Stage 1 Reading schemes:
We use a range of reading materials to enrich our children’s reading experiences and develop a love of reading. These include:
- Oxford Reading tree
- Project X
- Pearson Bug Club
We aim for the learning of these vital life-long skills to be as exciting, interesting and relevant as possible, and this is supported and encouraged through themed, cross curricular writing events, annual Book Weeks, Book Fairs, School performances and visiting theatre groups and productions.