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Every child has access to a broad and balanced English curriculum. In addition to following the NC and statutory guidance, the children build upon their varied starting points through  taught grammatical skills and knowledge of different purposes to write, from each year into the next. This enables the children to build the maturity and increase the complexity of their writing. They can then use this to create links, themes and patterns within and between their work. In essence, build and layer the skills needed to develop their own writer’s voice.

 

Writing is taught alongside a wide diet of reading  - fiction, non-fiction and poetry from the UK and wider world, from modern day to specifically chosen classic literature. Digital resources such as Activelearn and SpellingCity are used to support skill development. Children choose individual reading books from a large collection according to their learning in class. Books for early readers follow closely the phonemes they are being taught in class. More confident readers have access to chapter books that are finely graded to ensure success at reading. These books are regularly added to using funds from our twice yearly book fair. Children from different groups and ages choose these additions themselves with the support of the Literacy Leader.

 

Writing Skills Progression 

Writing Additional Information

Reading Skills Progression

Reading Additional Information