English encompasses the following areas:
Reading, Writing , Speaking, Listening
Within those areas there are several key components:
- Phonics (the building blocks for reading and writing): Children are taught to read and write by using a synthetics phonics approach. Up until July 2016 we have been following the DfE Letters and Sounds programme, supplemented by Jolly Phonics. From Sept 2016 we will be introducing Read Write Inc in Reception and Year 1. In the EYFS and KS1 our main reading schemes are Read Write Inc books and Oxford Reading Tree. As children's reading skills develop they go on to reading 'real' books. Children's reading and comprehension skills are developed through guided reading, shared reading, hearing individual children read and comprehension activities.
- Spelling: In the EYFS and KS1 Children are encouraged to use their phonics skills to spell words as well as learning the Common Exception Words. As children progress they are taught spell rules and patterns.
- Grammar and punctuation: Children are taught grammar and punctuation rules in line with the new National Curriculum. Children are encouraged to use these skills in all their writing, both in their English work and their cross-curricular writing.
Please see below for further detail for the objectives covered in each year group.
Reception and KS1 Reading and Writing Booklets
For information on how to help your children with their reading and writing please click on the relevant link below.