English

Literacy

The study of Literacy develops children’s abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, so using language to learn and communicate ideas, views and feelings. It enables children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as non-fiction and media texts. Children gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Children use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations.

The aims of Literacy are:

Within the school we use Oxford Reading Tree as a reading scheme. Children move through the coloured bands of books until they become free readers.

The school uses Jolly Phonics in conjunction with Letters and Sounds to deliver its phonics lessons.

Please see class book lists below:

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