In English, our children experience a wide range of genres, including both fiction and non-fiction. Our children share inspiring texts together as a class, as well as reading individually and in guided groups.
The children are issued with colour banded reading books to take home to share with their parents or carers. These are changed weekly, with home and school working together to support the children in their learning by recording comments in the child’s reading record.
The teaching of Phonics is delivered in each class, following the ‘Letters and Sounds’ Scheme from the DFE. This is supplemented using a variety of resources, including ICT. This phonics programme is taught through into Key Stage 1 as well
Children in Reception take home lists of decodable words to practise their blending skills, as well as non-decodable ‘tricky’ word to learn by heart. Children in Key Stage 1 also take home ‘Word Walls’ to learn the spelling of non-decodable ‘tricky words’, and to practise other common spelling patterns. They are also issued with investigative spelling homework activities, to consolidate our learning in Phonics.