English

During English lessons we deliver a creative, enjoyable, engaging and interactive approach to learning. Children learn better when they are excited and engaged. We investigate our units which range from poetry, plays, non fiction and fiction and we follow the format of ‘engage, explore and create.’

EYFS/Key Stage 1

In English we will be focusing on phonic work following our ‘Read, Write, Inc scheme’. Children will also have a weekly ‘Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar’ lesson. Every Friday we use ‘The Power of reading’ project and study books. Our follow up to the book involves us writing in different genres and developing our early comprehension skills. Our genre focus’ for this term is stories and traditional tales.
The school uses the ‘Read, Write, Inc’ scheme to support the teaching of phonics. Our aim is to develop the children’s phonological awareness, ability to segment and blend words and read tricky words on sight in order to become fluent readers. Daily phonic sessions are delivered in the Reception and Key Stage one class. Teachers use a range of both practical and online resources to promote pupil engagement.

Key Stage 2

All Juniors are taking part in ‘The Power of Reading project’ and we write in different genres linked to the books we are studying. The genre focus for the Spring Term is stories, including myths and legends. We also have a weekly Comprehension session. Weekly spelling, punctuation and grammar sessions will help improve our individual skills.

Year 3 and 4

Our extended writing sessions will focus on ‘Cakes in space’ by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.

Year 5 and 6

We will be studying ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo.

Handwriting
The school is now using the scheme ‘Letter join’ to enable children to become confident when joining their handwriting. Lessons begin in the EYFS and continue through to Year 6.