Each year group follows the National Curriculum programmes of study.
English is not just a stand alone subject, but is part of every subject and the school's curriculum.
Children need to write for a purpose and through first hand experiences, inspirational texts and visits.
Teachers review the work developed by children and identify how they can improve and enhance their writing. Independence is also developed, with the children reviewing their own writing, re-editing and developing final drafts. Rubrics and learning lists are used to support this.
Spellings are taught as a lesson and also within lessons. The list of works that a specific year group/ stage are expected to know are also sent home to parents.
Phonic and Reading Schemes
At All Saints Church of England Primary School we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
As a result, all our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At All Saints Church of England Primary School we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.