is a fundamental skill in children’s lives as well as a building
block for future learning in other areas of the curriculum.
Children are provided with a high-quality English education that
enables them to become better communicators as well as fostering
a lifelong love of reading.
for pleasure is celebrated and encouraged in a number of ways
including: peer reading, awarding reading certificates in
celebration assemblies and through events such as Books at
Bedtime and World Book Day where children take part in
activities around a favourite book.
is taught in EYFS and KS1 using the Monster Phonics scheme which
uses engaging monster characters and colour coded words to help
the children unlock the phonetic code. Children are given
phonetically decodable books to practice and apply the skills
they have learnt at home. In KS2 reading is taught through
regular guided reading sessions which focus on developing
comprehension using high quality texts.
is delivered creatively and linked to other areas of the
curriculum based on the topic the children are learning.
Children are taught the writing skills they need and how to
apply them in a range of contexts based around high quality
texts. Children regularly write for different purposes for
example writing a letter from Goldilocks to apologise to the
bears. Writing is celebrated through creative displays.
Speaking, listening and drama is at the heverything we do. Children regularly use role-play to understand a story or character and take part in many speaking and listening activities such as holding a class debate when writing a persuasive argument or reading and performing
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