We follow the Pie Corbett ‘Talk for Writing’ model:
- Using quality texts as inspiration for our writing
- Imitating quality texts in order to learn vocabulary and sentence structure
- Innovating from these texts to create our own versions
- Inventing our own texts
- Then publishing our work
A variety of fiction and non-fiction genres are covered in each year group.
- We follow the Letters and Sounds programme for Phonics.
- Children have guided reading daily.
- They read with an adult twice a week, once with their teacher and once with a teaching assistant. On other days they will be reading independently.
- Children have comprehension lessons once a week.
- Children from year 4-6 can bring a school library book home.
- Children are expected to read every day at home. You can access resources to read at home, as well as some information for parent/carer by visiting this page.
Speaking and listening
Speaking and listening opportunities are embedded into all areas of literacy, and these may include drama, hot-seating, collaborative work, presenting and imitating texts.
- Children are taught spelling rules (and phonics in KS1) 3 or 4 times a week.
- Children have a spelling test once a week.
- Children are taught handwriting once a week.
- Children will be taught joined handwriting from year 2.
- We use the Nelson scheme to teach handwriting.