Throughout the school, great emphasis is placed on the enrichment of children's language. Literacy skills are developed through printed material, incorporating a vast range of styles, from many different authors from a range of different countries.
The school uses the National Primary Framework as a basis for the delivery of skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing. It is our aim that all pupils fulfil their full potential, through the rich variety of activities and opportunities provided.
The reading curriculum is now linked to the Assessment of Pupil Progress (APP) with children being assessed regularly and following a structured programme linked to their needs. All pupils are introduced to a wide variety of cultures through fiction and non-fiction texts.
Children are encouraged to write for a variety of audiences, in a variety of styles.
For reading, we use a combination of schemes: Rigby Stars, Rigby Rocket, Bug Club, Oxford Songbirds and Rapid Phonics. We use phonically regular as the core up to Year 1 and then use some of the Rigby scheme books to consolidate tricky word knowledge. In Year 1 we start using the scheme books to develop their comprehension skills further.