Phonics is taught using the Read, Write Inc programme. Year 1 children must take the statutory phonics check in the sumer term. Parents are informed about the outcome of this check.
We have many resources to support reading across the school. All of our books are organised into Book Bands and children choose their own books to read from the appropriate band for their reading level. These include books from several reading schemes as well as a variety of other books. Our children read individually or are taught key skills as a whole class.
This year we are very excited to introduce 'The Write stuff' as our new approach to teaching writing.
As a school we are very excited to introduce the principles of Jane Considine’s ‘The Write Stuff’ to support the teaching and learning of writing. This framework does not limit pupils achievement in writing, providing all children with a scaffold to stretch their skills, deepen their understanding and express themselves creatively. Writing is broken into three zones of the ideas, tools and the techniques, using hooks and engaging topics, which are influenced specifically by the interest of children; capturing their imagination.
We will add more information about this as we introduce it.