Phonics and Early Reading in EYFS, Year 1 and the start of Year 2 is taught through the Read, Write Inc. scheme. This supports the children to learn their phonics and apply what they have learned to decode books and learn to read. This begins in EYFS with the learning of simple, single sounds and continued through Year 1 and into the first big term of Year 2. The teaching of reading in Read, Write Inc is supported through the reading of books in school and the children taking home Book Bag Books which are books that are matched to the phonics the children are learning. These books are changed weekly while children also take home a Reading for Pleasure Book which is changed when they have finished it. Book Bag Books aim to develop the fluency of Early Reading because the child should read it multiple times becoming more confident with the story thus reading it fluently. As children finish the Read Write Inc. scheme their reading is more fluent and they move onto the Accelerated Reader program to continue their reading journey.
Below you can find links to the most recent letter explaining Book Bag Books and as well as an overview of what the children should cover each year in their phonics.
English lessons taught from Year 1 onwards are planned from a range of high quality texts, film clips, or current affairs through Literacy Shed + to engage children in their learning, covering a broad range of genres and text-types. These lessons are planned to ensure the children continue to build up their skills in specific text types and promote the children writing for a variety of purposes. The children then show off their skill development when they apply their learning to longer pieces of work in their topic lessons.
Spelling is taught through the Spelling Shed scheme from Year 1 to Year 6. This scheme provides the children the opportunity to develop their spelling knowledge through sequenced lessons and supported by interactive games for the children to practice at home. The teaching of grammar and punctuation is also taught within English lessons and supported by additional sessions from Spelling Shed, which is all closely matched to the National Curriculum.
At Clough and Risegate Primary it is our aim that each child leaves us with a love of words. We aim to develop children who can speak fluently, read for enjoyment and meaning and can write in any genre; be it a letter of complaint or a beautiful poem. Our Accelerated Reader scheme will enable all children to read challenging, rewarding and enjoyable texts. We LOVE reading at Clough and Risegate Community Primary School.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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