Literacy lessons are taught daily and the curriculum enables children to express themselves clearly both verbally and in writing, and to develop a love of reading. The curriculum is organised into three main areas: speaking & listening, reading, writing. The phonics scheme that we follow in our school is called Read Write Inc, please see the below link to find out more information about how we teach phonics in school.
The National Literacy Strategy document is used to provide objectives for each year group, to ensure consistency and progression across the school. Within each class children will be working at different levels – some will be working above and some may be working below the objectives for their year group. Teachers will adapt their lesson planning to ensure the needs of every child are met and that the curriculum enables children to make good progress over time.
Teachers create opportunities for children to apply the skills and knowledge they have been taught, for example, having been taught about the features and form of a persuasive argument, children may be asked to write such an argument about a current topical issue they have been learning about.
If you would like any more information about the way Literacy is taught, please speak with your child’s teacher or our Literacy co-ordinators, Mrs Cunningham and Mr Le Poidevin.