English is an essential part of our lives. It is our tool for communication. Our task is to provide opportunities for pupils to develop their language and literacy skills.
English lessons and reading lessons take place within each pupil’s mixed ability class. Work is undertaken in a variety of contexts – independent, paired, grouped and whole class, enabling pupils to develop collaborative skills. Opportunities are also given for pupils to extend their literacy skills through cross-curricular work.
For children still in the early stages of reading, children have a reading book at the appropriate level to develop their reading, and an appropriately pitched e-book (via Bug Club).
Each pupil has a Home Reading Log. We ask that parents listen to their children read or discuss with them what they have been reading independently as often as possible. There are spaces in the log to record when this has taken place and prizes are awarded in school for completing a number of home reading sessions.
Additionally, and for the first time this academic year, we expect children to use the Bug Club reading comprehension three time a week for 15 minutes. This is laid out in our homework expectations document.
We use the Wordsmith and Cornerstones Scheme of Learning as a basis for all English lessons.
Below is a link to the home learning tools that support out English Curriculum (e.g. Bug Club):