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From September 2014 the new National Curriculum for English became Statutory.

"The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature..." 2014 National Curriculum in England.

We follow this  framework in all classes in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  

This Year in school we will be focussing particularly upon Reading.  Presentation, Spelling, and writing will also be focussed upon.

 

We will also be covering a range of genres by using a quality text as a basis, your class teacher will publish the current text on the class page for your information. For example, Year 3 are using "Charlotte's Web" by E B White and Year 6 are using "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stephenson.

If you would like to know how to support your child further with the Curriculum requirements, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's classteacher.

From March 2016, we will be following a spelling scheme called "No Nonsense Spelling". This will support the delivery of teaching spelling families and patterns dictated for your child's year group from the National Curriculum.

 

To support reading progress we use Bug Club across school. Children have their own password and user name for this so it can be used at home (see additional information). Click on the log below to take you to the login page!

 

 

 

We also use "Cracking Comprehension" to further develop comprehension skills.

 

To support delivery of statutory grammar requirements classes follow "Writing: The Whole School Approach" by Dr Danny Doyle, this is supplemented by resources written by Alan Peat.

 

In addition to classroom activities, we also increase experiences of the children by hosting a visiting theatre twice a year (for a pantomime and a classic story, this year it will be "The Little Princess"), and purchase the time of a visiting author to work with children. These are often linked to our World Book Day activities which are done annually, along with our provision of a Scholastic Book fair.

 

For provision within English for each year group, please see overview below.

Genres to Cover Over the Year

 

Fiction

Non Fiction

Poetry

To learn by heart…

Year 1

  • Fairy Tales and Traditional Stories
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Stories from different cultures
  • Recounts
  • Labels, lists and captions
  • Information texts
  • Invitations
  • Instructions
  • Learn by heart simple, well known, repetitive poems
  • Write own simple rhyming poem.

Year 2

  • Fairy Tales and Traditional Stories
  • Adventure stories
  • Fantasy stories
  • Different Stories by the same author
  • Recounts
  • Non chronological Reports
  • Information texts
  • Dictionary skills
  • Instructions
  • Letter writing
  • Learn by heart simple, well known, repetitive poems
  • Contemporary poems
  • Simple Classic poems
  • Poems that follow a pattern

Year 3

  • Myths and legends
  • Playscripts
  • Author study
  • Adventure stories
  • Mystery stories
  • Persuasive writing
  • Non chronological reports
  • Letter writing
  • Dictionary skills
  • Information texts
  • Free verse
  • Nonsense poems
  • Simple Classic poems

Year 4

  • Science fiction
  • Funny stories
  • Stories from other cultures
  • Playscripts
  • Science fiction
  • Explanation texts
  • Recounts/Journalistic writing
  • Use of reference books/information texts
  • Persuasive
  • Letter writing
  • Free verse
  • Shape poems/calligrams
  • Narrative poetry

Year 5

  • Modern texts
  • Traditional/fables/classic texts
  • Film narrative
  • Stories from other cultures
  • Author study
  • Recounts
  • Instructions
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus work
  • Information texts
  • Explanation texts
  • Classic poems
  • Performance poetry
  • Free verse / narrative poems
  • Use of imagery

Year 6

  • Short stories with flashbacks
  • A Shakespeare story
  • Classic literature
  • Scary stories
  • Persuasive / argument / discussion
  • Journalistic writing
  • Biography
  • Revision of all non fiction
  • Classic poems
  • Performance poetry
  • Free verse / narrative
  • Use of imagery and figurative language

 

On the 3rd March we had an author called Stephen Davies in school to talk to us about writing, he was very inspiring!

On the 3rd March we had an author called Stephen Davies in school to talk to us about writing, he was very inspiring! 1
On the 3rd March we had an author called Stephen Davies in school to talk to us about writing, he was very inspiring! 2
On the 3rd March we had an author called Stephen Davies in school to talk to us about writing, he was very inspiring! 3
On the 3rd March we had an author called Stephen Davies in school to talk to us about writing, he was very inspiring! 4
On the 3rd March we had an author called Stephen Davies in school to talk to us about writing, he was very inspiring! 5

World Book Day Celebrations, March 2016!

World Book Day Celebrations, March 2016! 1
World Book Day Celebrations, March 2016! 2
World Book Day Celebrations, March 2016! 3
World Book Day Celebrations, March 2016! 4

Book Fair Competiton Winners February 2016! Each won a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair!

Book Fair Competiton Winners February 2016! Each won a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair! 1
Book Fair Competiton Winners February 2016! Each won a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair! 2
Book Fair Competiton Winners February 2016! Each won a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair! 3
Book Fair Competiton Winners February 2016! Each won a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair! 4
Book Fair Competiton Winners February 2016! Each won a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair! 5
Below are a variety of pages to support the development of English across school.
Below are a variety of websites to support you and your child with their English.
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