Competence in English is essential for a child to succeed in school. We aim to provide children with skills in reading,writing, speaking and listening, to enable them to achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum.
We are keen to develop an appreciation of language through speaking, listening, reading, writing and drama. These skills are extended through a range of activities in English and other cross curricular areas of the curriculum.
We use the Pathways to read and the Pathways to write to teach reading and writing throughout our school from Reception to year 6. This is a new teaching and learning approach for us and we are excited to start working with Pathways in our Autumn Term.
Pathways teaching reading and writing through a focus exciting key texts; including a range of fiction, non fiction and poetry. The children are exposed to a range of texts and authors to inspire their reading and writing skills.
We also use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme within school to support early reading.
Handwriting is taught formally, throughout the school, providing children with the ability to present work to a high standard.
Intervention groups run throughout the school to support children's acquisition of literacy skills.