In English children will be able to:
read easily, fluently and with good understanding; using a range of strategies to self-correct and improve;
develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
widen vocabulary, and understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language;
begin to appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage;
write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences;
use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas;
speak and listen competently, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
To support the curriculum we use the following schemes:
Reading: a reading scheme of real books and several reading schemes based partly on Oxford Reading tree but with a whole range of other books added in. PM books are used in Early Years and Key Stage 1 as they are related and enhance phonic learning.
Phonics: Letters and sounds is used as a basis for the progression through Key Stage 1 and Early Years Foundation Stage.
Handwriting: "Letter-Join" is used throughout the school as the handwriting scheme.
Spelling: we use the Schofield and Sims spelling scheme.