"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenge and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

English

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go!" Dr. Seuss, American children’s author 

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Early Reading

We follow the Read Write Inc. programme to teach phonic and graphic knowledge. Through Read Write Inc the children learn how to recognise sounds and how to blend these sounds together to read words. The children apply these sounds using fully decodable books to build their reading fluency.

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Writing

We use the Talk for Writing sequence as our basis to help our children become successful, accomplished writers. We inspire an enjoyment of writing through a range of high quality texts. To begin the writing process the children become immersed in a text in order to explore its features and the author’s language choices. Following this, the children plan, draft and write their own piece through both shared and guided writing.

Reading Comprehension

We develop the children’s ability to understand the text they are reading by teaching the reading ‘VIPERS’. The 'VIPERS' are key reading skills such as vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising.  Alongside this, we build on children’s vocabulary and enjoyment of reading through the use of engaging, high quality texts.

Handwriting

We teach handwriting using the Kinetic Letters handwriting programme from Reception until Year 3. We use the four key threads throughout the programme: Making bodies stronger, Learning the letters, Holding the pencil and Flow and fluency. This enables children to develop legible handwriting that is produced with automaticity. 

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