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Literacy

In the Early Years, there is a great emphasis on speaking and listening as well as phonics. Children have daily phonics lessons which are structured around Letters and Sounds.Literacy work is planned around exciting topic related texts which foster a love of reading, speaking and writing. 

In Key Stage 1, all pupils have a daily literacy lesson; this involves speaking, listening, reading and writing. Letters and Sounds is taught daily in groups related to the phases of phonics teaching and learning. Pupils learn to love books and other forms of text, including audio and visual texts. 

Key Stage 2 classes have a dedicated literacy hour, involving composition, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Children read whole class texts, learning about different genres through these texts. 

We also have dedicated guided reading sessions daily in all classes. These involve groups of children a text with an adult and discussing it in detail whilst other children enjoy time to read independently, complete follow up tasks or read with other children. 

Literacy support for Parents

 

Phonics information / sounds 

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/expert-help/ruth-miskins-video-page?region=uk

 

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book

 

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Question/Index/10

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