English and Phonics
In English it is our aim for all children to become confident articulate speakers, fluent and expressive readers with a high level of comprehension and a love of reading, and independent and effective writers who are able to write for a variety of purposes.
From Nursery into Reception and beyond children are taught phonics through Pearson's Bug Club Phonics. For more information see the documents below.
We use a phonic level reading books in line with our systematic scheme and a banded system for both Home Readers and Guided Reading sessions where children can choose from a variety of genres that help to develop an understanding and love for fiction, non fiction and poetry. This is underpinned by our whole school approach - Learning To Read and Reading to Learn.
We foster a love of reading through daily story times and celebrating books, authors and stories in our reading areas. We encourage children to share and recommend books that they have enjoyed in school and at home.
In Writing throughout the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we focus on planning for meaningful and purposeful opportunities for children to develop as writers. We use the Fab 5, Story Telling actions and Reflect and Grow to help support and develop secure understanding of sentence structures and composition, where children are confident to read their writing aloud and self edit when necessary. We believe that Talk is fundamental to our learning and we encourage drama, role play and debating when appropriate.
Time to celebrate
We celebrate children’s efforts through Learning to Learn Awards, our Bird themed spelling certificates and our Rainbow handwriting certificates. We promote the love of poetry throughout the curriculum and come together to share and explore our favourite poems fortnightly in Poetry assembly.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Joanna Wright (English Subject Lead)
Our Phonics Programme
Find out more about our reading offer and phonics programme on the page below: