We use 'Letters and Sounds' to teach phonics in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2.
At the end of Year 1 children will sit the Phonics Screening Test. Children will be given additional phonics intervention in Year 2 and then retake the test at the end of Year 2. Some children may need additional support with phonics to continue into Year 3.
Reading in Y1 and Y2:
Your child will bring home two books. One is for your child to read to you. It has been carefully chosen so that they can work out all the words. The other book has words your child may not be able to read yet. It is for you to read to your child and talk about together. If you have any questions, please ask Mrs Snowden or Mrs Butt.
Reading in Y3-6:
As the children become more confident, fluent readers they will be encouraged to choose a library book to read. Please discuss your child's reading book with them. Children will have whole class reading lessons in school where a text is studied and discussed to develop comprehension and inference skills. We use VIPERS to help us study a range of texts.
We use 'The Write Stuff' to teach writing. This approach is based on two guiding principles; teaching sequences that slide between experience days, where the children will experience things at first hand, perhaps through drama or a visit and sentence stacking lessons where grammar, vocabulary and structure are explicitly taught. Teachers prepare children for writing by modelling the ideas, grammar or techniques of writing and children are encouraged to use this in their own independent writing. The teacher will model high quality sentences to the children, placing an emphasis on developing children's vocabulary.