The teaching of English in school is broken down into Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing and Phonics. 

Phonics is taught through a discrete 20 minutes session every morning following the Government guidance of Letters and Sounds and this informs much of our teaching of reading, writing and spelling.

Reading comprehension is taught through whole class reading activities, guided reading and through home readers.  Guided reading schemes include Project X, Project X Phonics and Acorns Non-Fiction.  Home Reading schemes include Oxford Reading Tree, Floppy Phonics, Songbirds, Pearson Bug Club and a range of narrative to extend enjoyment for reading.

As a school we are continuing to develop the use of Talk4Writing across the curriculum.   The daily English lessons usually include a discrete grammar focus, alongside a focus on high quality oral work and written work linked to the class story or non-fiction focus.

More detailed information on how English is taught in school can be found in the policy documents below.

Information regarding how you can support your child with reading at home can be found in the link below.