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Please click below for more information about what is taught in English in each class.  This link will take you to the class pages.
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The new National Curriculum for English can be found by accessing the link here

 

Phonics and reading

 

In our school we teach phonics using the North Somerset phonics programme, supported by the use of Jolly Phonics actions.  As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practise by reading texts which are entirely decodable for them, from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, as well as books which focus on specific phonic sounds.

 

Once children have a secure knowledge of letter/sound correspondences and can blend words confidently, they access our Accelerated Reader scheme which has books from various published schemes, including Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Rigby, and is designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres.  There are fiction, non-fiction and poetry books within each level. as well as ‘real’ picture books. Once they have finished reading a book of their choice, within their book range, children complete an online quiz which will check their comprehension and enable them to earn points. Teachers use the system to monitor and track each child's progress and to support teacher assessment in reading.


In addition to their Accelerated Reader book, all children are encouraged to select books from the classroom, library or home to share with their parents to encourage a love of reading.

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for further information about how you can support your child with phonics and spelling, follow the link here

 

 

Our new grammar booklets, explaining the vocabulary for each year group, can be found below...

If you are looking for some new books to try, there are some book lists with suggestions below. Other ideas can also be found by clicking the links here or here!

Please see below for our school policies relating to English, as well as some other useful documents: 
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