English

Led by Mr Lambie

In EYFS, Writing is taught through well organised activities which are either teacher led or child initiated. Children are made aware of the link between their physical skills and early mark-making. They learn to be respectful of their early mark-making and emergent writing and understand how this skill can be used to communicate with others.

In English lessons across both Key Stages, teachers plan a sequence of lessons that explore quality texts and give pupils the opportunity to practice writing and reading skills through the use of co-operative learning structures. Writing is taught in blocks which typically last between two to four weeks. Pupils write a range of text types across the year groups.

At the start of every genre of writing in KS1 and KS2, we aim to have skills lessons based on practicing age-appropriate punctuation and sentence types as well as examining a good example of that specific genre of text. The remaining lessons are then based on teaching the children the specific skills needed to plan write and edit a piece of work in that genre independently which is then assessed by the class teacher.

Spellings and Handwriting are taught daily alongside punctuation practise. The spellings being learnt by the children are taken from Read, Write, Inc spelling programme and cover all the spelling requirements of the National Curriculum. These spelling lists are also sent home for homework and then tested biweekly.

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Homework

Homework is set on the class pages every fortnight.

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Online English Activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

Activities to support Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling as well as Reading and Writing. They are categorised into age appropriate activities.