Literacy

Literacy skills are taught and developed through a variety of approaches and programs throughout the school. The children are taught in a range of ways to develop not only the mechanics of reading and writing but also their imaginative, creative and analytical skills. The school has a well-resourced library which is monitored and cared for by the pupils themselves, the children are encouraged to select books independently to read for pleasure. Each classroom also has a designated Reading Area where the children can choose books and read for pleasure in their Soft Start time or in their free time. The school annually celebrates key dates in Literary diary such as National Poetry Day, Roald Dahl Day and of course World Book Day!

EYFS

  • Reading Areas available for independent reading during Choosing Time.
  • Story and Song Time at least once a day
  • Story books are also used in topic work.
  • Favourite Five – Five books are read repeatedly over a half term so that by the end of the year the children know 30 books by heart.
  • Phonics is taught with lots of real-life opportunities for the children to apply what they have learnt.
  • Non-Fiction books are made by staff so children can read books at their phonics level.
  • In Reception, children are read with 1:1 on a book band colour book once a week.
  • Pobble - This is resource which the whole school uses. The class teacher will choose an image to inspire the children to create their own stories both orally and written.

KS1

  • Reading Areas available for independent reading during Choosing Time.
  • Story Time at least once a day
  • Story books are also used in topic work.
  • Favourite Five – Five books are read repeatedly over a half term so that by the end of the year the children know 30 books by heart.
  • Phonics is continued to be taught.
  • Power of Reading- Children learn about a text where they are taught inference, predictions, drama, art, writing and reading skills.
  • Children are read with 1:1 on a book band colour book once a week.
  • Rising Stars SPAG program which teaches statutory spellings and grammar to match the curriculum.
  • Pobble - This is resource which the whole school uses. The class teacher will choose an image to inspire the children to create their own stories both orally and written.

KS2

  • Reading Areas available for independent Reading
  • Children read independently during some Soft Starts.
  • Power of Reading- Children learn about an unknown text where they are taught inference, predictions, drama, art, writing and reading skills.
  • Targeted children are read with 1:1 and there are some Guided Reading Sessions.
  • Children can visit the school library to choose their own books.
  • Rising Stars SPAG program which teaches statutory spellings and grammar to match the curriculum.
  • Pobble - This is resource which the whole school uses. The class teacher will choose an image to inspire the children to create their own stories both orally and written.
     

Across the whole school there are a range of interventions used to support targeted children and their specific needs.

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