If a child can read and write, they can access all learning.
From the start of their time in the Foundation class, the development of communication, literacy and numeracy skills are given a high priority. - ISI Report
We believe that good skills in English underpin all learning. We help children to develop skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate clearly and effectively with the world at large, through spoken and written language. We want to enthuse and encourage a love of literature and its rich diversity. All children receive a daily literacy lesson. Key Stage 1 and 2 have an hour of English every morning. Clear objectives are set for each session and are shared with pupils.
Pupils’ high levels of achievement, particularly in literacy and numeracy, are attained largely as a result of the excellent teaching they receive. - ISI Report
Literacy contributes to many subjects within the primary curriculum and opportunities will be sought to draw literacy experience out of a wide range of activities as this will allow children to begin to use and apply their skills in real contexts. With the introduction of themed weeks and topics we encourage all our children to present their learning to an audience at the end of each topic. Often this is during our achievement assembly where parents, guests and children from other classes are in attendance.
Opportunities are provided for children to talk and listen in both formal and informal settings:
Opportunities are provided for children to read for a range of purposes:
Opportunities are provided for children to write on both paper and on screen.
SPaG - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar are taught as discrete subjects as well as being monitored in all speaking and writing lessons. Spelling lists are sent home to learn.