Children learn to communicate and to understand themselves and the world in which they live through exploring language; speaking and listening, reading and writing. Development of these skills is therefore central to the curriculum, not only through English lessons, but through learning in other subject areas too. As a school, we place great emphasis on literacy, and all classes have a daily literacy lesson, which is based on the National Strategy for English.

In addition, children experience guided reading sessions where extension of comprehension and reading skills are developed. The school has adopted the ‘Penpals’ scheme for handwriting, and children are aware of the need for high quality presentation.

Spellings are taught and practised regularly. Letters and Sounds is used as a phonics programme in Key Stage 1, and as a method of intervention in Key Stage 2, alongside Wave 3 support program

Click here to access the National curriculum for English KS1 and KS2



Literacy Policy 2015

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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Truthfulness'.

In school we will be:

Helping children to explore and understand the concept of truth.

Encouraging all members of the school community to be truthful in their interaction with one another.

Exploring the concept of being true to oneself.

Encouraging children to develop their understanding of the moral choices we are sometimes faced with in life.

Exploring how through Jesus's teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the way he means us to live.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.