Phonics is taught from Nursery 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. We have fully decodable Read, Write Inc books which children read until they are fully confident in phonics. From grey book band our 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.
We are very excited to have introduced 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.
This year we are introducing The Write Stuff approach in Reception.
Below is our English curriculum document. This includes our book spine which we are continuing to develop.