Dundee Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4BS
To teach pupils to write and speak fluently so they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.
Reading Core Learning:
Characteristics of a Reader:
Spoken Language Core Learning:
Characteristics of a Communicator:
Reading and Phonics Schemes:
We use a mixture of reading schemes and publishers, including Big Cat, Oxford Reading Tree and Pearson to encourage a breadth of reading across fiction and non-fiction genres. Books are matched to the child’s phonic and reading age.
‘Letters and Sounds’ is introduced in Nursery as a pre cursor to the Read Write Inc phonics programme. See Read Write Inc Overview for more information
Writing Core Learning:
Analysis and presentation
Characteristics of a Writer:
Talk For Writing:
Writing is taught in a structured way of teaching writing from Nursery up to Year 6, following Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ process. Talk for Writing involves making explicit the processes and thinking involved in the writing process so that ultimately they can be internalised and applied by children in their own writing. Talk for Writing is embedded in every writing lesson throughout the school. We follow the Penpals handwriting scheme to ensure good presentation and the Read, Write Inc spelling programme once children have finished Read, Write Inc phonics.
Teachers set high expectations for every pupil. They plan challenging work to enable all pupils to make good progress regardless of their academic ability or background. We expect all children to make good progress albeit from different starting points.