This year a text based approach to teaching Literacy has been implemented across the school, following successful trialling last year. Following this structure, a novel is used as a basis for all Literacy work. Each novel in Key Stage Two lasts for half a term and reading and writing outcomes are developed from it. The same principle applies in Key Stage One although the books are not used for as long. Grammar is taught in context, using the book as a stimulus and to provide examples. In Foundation Stage and Key Stage One phonics is taught daily and phonics intervention sessions are run to accelerate progress. These interventions continue into Key Stage Two if there is still need. Guided Reading is taught daily in Key Stages One and Two, using Bug Club to support delivery and provide children with home learning opportunities. In Key Stage Two spelling is taught for a short session each day using Read, Write Inc Spelling.
Phonics in Key Stage One is taught using Letters and Sounds. We use a book banded approach to reading taking a variety of books and colour coding them according to their reading level.
More information about the English curriculum can be found on each class page.