At Lower Wortley Primary School we strive to ensure that all children are literate and engage with reading and writing. In Key Stage 1 we aim that all children should be able to:
To achieve these aims the children experience a range of English related activities each day.
Daily discreet phonics sessions take place and children are taught in groups based upon the children's stage of learning. Children in Year 2 who are secure at using their phonic skills to read and spell then progress onto using the Read, Write Inc Spelling programme.
Children also have mixed ability English lessons with their class teacher which have an emphasis on real texts and learning to write. We place a lot of emphasis on learning to write independently and children are given regular opportunities to write in a range of styles and for different purposes. English skills are developed across the curriculum and strong links are made between English and topic work.
Children take part in both guided and individual reading and have regular story times to develop a love of reading. Provision is made for children who require extra support through intervention and differentiated class teaching.
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