Reading, Writing & Phonics
The school adopts a whole-school reading approach for the majority of situations with the focus being on understanding high-quality texts and extract. Where children require additional support decoding text, this is provided through additional 1:1 and small group work. The school summatively assesses reading using the GL Assessments; NGRT.
In Year 1, children are taught phonics using Read, Write, Inc. Where children require this, they will continue this in subsequent year groups.
The school use Jelly & Bean Phonics books and Project X books
The school plans and teaches writing using ideas from Jane Considine's The Write Stuff. Children learn specific writing skills and apply these to longer pieces of text. The school summatively assesses writing using cluster-developed writing frameworks.
English Curriculum Leader: Mr Curtis