Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 teachers follow the Read Write Inc program for literacy. The children are taught sounds, read books and apply what they have learned in their writing. You can find more information and video tutorials at www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
To edit their work the children use purple polishing pens.
Key Stage one and two teachers use ‘The Writing project’ to successfully engage children within English lessons. This Local Authority Project engages children through the use of high quality texts and ensures that children become readers and writers for life. Alan Peat sentences types are also a key element to our teaching of writing. Due to our workshops with Tim Rylands, staff have also been integrating exciting ICT elements to their lessons which stimulate language and develop the children’s vocabulary. For more information please visit https://alanpeat.com/free-resources/
Ipads are used in a variety of ways. Year 2 have used them to create posters in PicCollage.
Some children work on their phonics in small groups.
The children have enjoyed a visit to the Curve Theatre to experience the poetry of Kit Wright. This was followed up by a workshop with the poet himself!
A few lucky children went to the Curve to listen to Simon Mayo talk about his books featuring Itch and were enthralled by the Mad Science show.
Fiction as well as non-fiction books are used to introduce and enhance topics. In year 2
they used The three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig as an introduction to materials.