English

English
Language skills are essential to children so that they can participate fully in school and society.  We read widely across the curriculum to help children develop their knowledge of the world, broaden their vocabulary and deepen their understanding of the curriculum they study. We also read a wide range of high quality texts so that children can be immersed in the great adventures that books and stories open up to us.  Children are taught to write accurately for a range of purposes.  
 
Reading schemes used throughout school
 
Phonics is taught using the Phonics International scheme.
Our core reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree and Treetops scheme.  This is supplemented by Songbirds phonically decodables, Project Code X, CGP comprehensions, Cracking Comprehension and First News.
 
For 2020-21 we have introduced whole-class texts and tasks from the Take One Book programme. This is a sequenced journey through high quality texts.
For more information about any of these schemes, please see you child's class teacher.