Teaching of English
Our main reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree in Key Stage 1, we use a variety of supplementary books too.
In EYFS our main scheme is Lighthouse books, we also use Oxford Reading tree Floppy’s phonics. We also use poems, make our own books and read song lyrics.
In Year 1 and 2 the children read books form the Pelican Reading scheme and also a range of fiction and non-fiction books.
In Key Stage 2 each class has their own class text each term. We aim to provide 1 book between 2 children. This book is used in whole class lessons to teach reading comprehension skills such as inference, deduction and retrieval.
The main resource that we use in reading comprehension activities is HeadStart which includes a variety of text and questions. Teachers also access a variety of texts to support the children’s learning. We use the HeadStart assessment tasks during the year, which help us assess where the children are at and what they need to be taught next.
Grammar and punctuation
The main resource that we use throughout the school is HeadStart. We use the HeadStart assessment tasks during the year, which help us assess where the children are at and what they need to be taught next.
We follow the 'PenPals' handwriting scheme beginning in EYFS. The children are taught to form letters correctly, starting and finishing in the correct place. We also focus on the size and orientation of the letters. Moving into Year 1 and 2 the children begin to be taught to join letters correctly leading to joined up writing. In Year 3, when the teacher knows the child to be ready, they will be given a pen license.
This Academy follows the National Curriculum for all subjects.
Here is a breakdown of all the end of year expectations for pupils to have achieved by the end of each year group.