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 Phonics, and English (reading, writing, spelling and grammar). Miss Fishwick is our Early Reading and Phonics leader, taking on the role of our Read, Write Inc Leader. Mrs Collins is the English lead for the rest of school.
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.
This progresses onto the Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write scheme of work, which covers all aspects of the National Curriculum for English with a mastery approach to ensure that children secure and master the skills required for their year group.
For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
English - early reading, reading, writing, phonics, spelling and grammar - underpins all other subjects and runs alongside all learning in school. We have a dedicated 30 minutes at the start of every day for guided reading in every class. We all have a further 5 hours of English lessons with time for handwriting and spelling practice. We also have story time in every class throughout the week, where we read our class novel which is closely linked to our English unit.
But our passion for English does not stop there. We have author visits, celebrate World Book Day, have theatre visits in school, go the theatre and lots more.