First and foremost, we believe that English should be fun! English includes reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Lessons are inspired by the use of film, engaging texts (through the Power of Reading) and drama. Children have lots of opportunities to talk and work with others, as well as time to reflect upon and edit their writing, following feedback. Spelling and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation& Spelling), including the teaching of synthetic phonics through our new Systematic Synthetic Phonics Program: Super Sonic Phonic Friends (DfE validated), are reinforced through games and carefully monitored across the school, alongside the reading and writing data. Please see below for the recent presentation to parents:
We have a fully-stocked reading scheme, which includes texts from the Oxford Reading Tree, Big Cats phonics, Songbirds and Floppy Phonics. We have both fiction and non-fiction reading scheme books (including a range of graphic novels), as well as poetry in all stages. The learning environment is used to support and enhance learning: working walls provide a point of reference and steps to success and displays share work the children are proud of.
From September 2022, the Early Years and Key Stage 1 team were trained to introduce and implement Super Sonic Phonics Friends. Resources and guidance are available below to parents to support at home.
Please click on the links below for more information: