Our English sessions include writing, reading, spelling and/or phonics, handwriting and comprehension. These skills are taught during our daily English session, which is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, but will also be taught or revisited during other areas of the curriculum and sessions on the timetable.
A wide range of genres are covered, including fiction and non-fiction. Teachers aim for children to complete one piece of extended writing a week, the definition of extended writing will vary depending on the ability and age of the children but it always provides children with an opportunity to embed any skills taught previously. Every half term the children plan and write independently, this piece of work is then levelled using our school writing targets and used to inform our teacher assessments.
We have a ‘Reading Around the World’ program which encourages children to read set numbers of books to transport them further across the globe.