English holds the key to all learning as it is through speaking and listening, reading and writing that we make sense of our world. Through quality education in English pupils will learn to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. Through reading in particular , pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading is positively promoted as an essential learning tool and a source of enjoyment and interest. Children develop skills in word reading and in comprehension. Through reading a wide range of texts including non fiction and fiction, children fire their imaginations, increase their vocabulary and develop an appreciation and love of reading. It is important that children experience the joy of reading, of being read to even when they are competent readers and recognise reading as a source of understanding the world around them.
Our curriculum engages children in exciting topics that allow them to experience a wide range of genres and to develop their reading and writing skills in real life situations. Working across the curriculum enables children to develop their English skills and to learn how to apply them.
We have a large range of books available, including reading schemes and a huge range of fiction and non-fiction in our school library. Each child has a book bag in which books are carried home for shared reading. All children belong to the library and have an opportunity to change their books weekly. All children have a home-school journal, through which information about their reading books and comments about their progress can be shared between parents and teachers. Joined handwriting is taught as the children start school. A copy of our handwriting style is available for parents. The school organises Book Fairs two or three times a year.
This video from Ruth Miskin shows you how to pronounce sounds in a pure way. Find out more about Read Write Inc.: https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/rwi/
Phonics Sounds and Actions
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