English

English is taught every day as outlined in our Teaching & Learning policy and the National Curriculum.

We aim for all our children to be competent readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Children are encouraged to read for pleasure and also for information with the aim of developing comprehension skills as expected in the Primary National Strategy. Children are encouraged to take home reading books from the class and also from our well stocked library. A reading scheme has been adopted within the school to develop the children’s skills and confidence.

Children are introduced to different types of writing for different audiences. Spelling, punctuation, handwriting and grammar are also taught discretely, so that the children may then develop these skills within their own writing. 

Here are links to our long-term plans for writing across each year group which ensure that all the genres of writing are taught across the Key Stage:

Year 3 Writing Long Term plan

Year 4 Writing Long Term plan

Year 5 Writing Long Term plan

Year 6 Writing Long Term plan

We follow the Pie Corbett 'Talk for Writing' model for teaching writing.  Here is a link to a summary of each stage of this writing process:

Pie Corbett Writing Process