Languages, Literacy & Communication

Read, write, Inc

We are a Read Write Inc. school. We teach Read Write Inc. phonics to all children by following a scheme that supports your child when learning to read and write. It starts with us all learning the sounds that different letters make.

Reading – Oxford Reading Tree

When children have a good grasp of blending through phonics we move children onto reading books. Some children will follow the reading books that are part of the Read Write Inc Phonics programme. Some children quickly move onto Oxford Reading Tree books where children soon to learn to enjoy reading stories with favourite characters of Biff, Chip and Kipper.

Please can you ensure your child’s reading book and reading diary are returned to school every Wednesday. Comments recorded in your child’s reading diary are important and help us to support you with helping your child’s reading development at home as well as in school. We hear children read throughout the course of each week, either as part of a supported reading group or individually.

Talk For Writing

Talk for Writing was developed by the author Pie Corbett. It is a fun, creative yet also rigorous approach to develop writers.

Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Through regular reading, we want children to build up an extensive and rich vocabulary for use in their own writing.

During the initial ‘imitation’ stage of Talk for Writing, children learn to tell a story off by heart. They retell a text with expression and actions and make use of a story map to support their retelling. Once the story is learnt, children are encouraged to adapt it. At the ‘innovation’ stage, children make the story their own, for example, by changing the character or setting. Finally, at the ‘invention stage, children write their own text independently.

Mathematics & Numeracy

Your child will have homework allocated to them via the Active Learn website. They will be issued with a log in and password so that they can access the portal.

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