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English

Our English curriculum covers all National Curriculum objectives in Communication, Phonics, Writing and Reading. Each year group bases their English teaching around quality texts that are often linked to their curriculum lessons.  These texts are selected to cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry features and also to include characters and themes of a diverse background.

 

We teach handwriting using the PenPals scheme for handwriting in all year groups, which teaches children to first form their letters accurately and then to join in preparation for the next stage of their school career. This scheme focuses very closely on children’s posture and pencil grip during writing and also develops children’s gross and fine motor skills.

 

We teach phonics to Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2 using the Little Wandle scheme. This is taught daily in whole class phonics lessons, led by the class teacher. In addition, teaching assistants and teachers lead reading practice groups three times per week. This allows children to practise the phonics covered in class.  Any children who require further reading or phonics support work on a variety of small group keep up interventions with our highly skilled staff.

 

We teach spelling across school from Year 2 by following the No Nonsense Spelling scheme. We use this in conjunction with a range of practical, multi-sensory activities to encourage children of all learning styles to learn their year group words and spelling rules.

OUR READING LEARNING JOURNEY

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OUR WRITING LEARNING JOURNEY - COMING SOON ...

ENGLISH SUBJECT INTENT

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OUR ENGLISH LONG TERM PLAN

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