EYFS and Key Stage 1

Children first learn their letter sounds and names then apply these to word building.  We use Letters and Sounds as the basis for our teaching of phonics. This is recognised as a synthetic phonic scheme. The children will also learn a variety of other key words by sight.

Key Stage 2

Through independent reading, shared reading in literacy lessons and cross-curricular sessions, guided reading groups and reading for pleasure, reading in Key Stage 2 develops and extends the skills acquired in Key Stage 1.

Children explore a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction which allows them to access, input ideas and understand what they are reading.  They are given opportunities to speculate on the tone and purpose of texts they explore as well as to consider both the themes and audience.

Please find below some useful parents guides.

End of Year Expectations for Years 1 to 6

Our Approach to Reading

Top Tips for supporting Reading

Independent Reading Prompts

Our Approach to Phonics in the Early Years

Spell Well Activities

Keep calm and practice our spellings

Grammar Glossary

Click on this link below to see information from the KS1 information meeting

English Presentation