Readers are taken on a journey to knowledge and imagination; writers take readers on that journey
The English curriculum is split into Early Reading and Reading across school and Writing. Mrs McKnight is our Early Reading, Phonics and Reading leader, taking on the role as our Read, Write Inc lead. Mrs McKnight also leads EYFS. Mrs Collins is the Writing Lead.
We use the Read Write Inc. programme, developed by Ruth Miskin, from EYFS to Year 2 to support our whole school teaching of Literacy. Our aim is to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
Read Write Inc phonics is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that we guarantee progress for every child.
All children in EYFS and Year One, along with any children in Year 2 who are not accessing Year 2 reading materials, access daily phonics and reading following the Read Write Inc scheme of work. Read Write Inc writing materials are used in Early Years. They are also used within our writing interventions throughout KS1.
For information and tutorials regarding Read Write Inc, please click on the following link:
Key Stage 1
To ensure we are teaching the National Curriculum for English with a mastery approach, we follow Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write in Year One and Year Two (or continue with Read Write Inc should this be the needs of the children). This ensures that children secure and master the skills required for their specific year group, embedding the skills and knowledge they have gained from Read Write Inc. We personalise the Pathways to Read and Write schemes to ensure we are meeting the needs of our children.
Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2, our curriculum is driven using Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write, but personalised to meet the needs of our All Saints' learners. We have chosen a wide range of diverse texts to engage and enthuse the children, ensuring that all children are represented within our texts. Reading about diverse characters helps children to develop empathy and inclusion, enabling them to see themselves and their (current and future) friends in the pages they open, as well as providing a more realistic understanding of the world around us.
Our English curriculum uses a mastery approach for the teaching of reading and writing and allows all learners to revisit prior learning, build upon that learning and develop new skills which they have the opportunity to practice regularly.
The word of God, you see, is alive and moving; sharper than a double-edged sword; piercing the divide between soul and spirit, joints and marrow; able to judge the thoughts and will of the heart.