At Spring Bank Primary our aim for English in the curriculum is to promote high standards of literacy by ensuring that our children are able to speak, read and write confidently and competently.

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Reading at School

There are two aspects to the reading programme at Spring Bank Primary – word reading and comprehension (both listening and reading.)

During Reception and beyond, our children learn to read using the Phonics Scheme ‘Floppy’s Phonics. Reading at home is supplemented by books from other schemes such as Rigby Star Phonics and Project X Phonics. All of our books are fully decodable.

As they travel on their journey to becoming independent and enthusiastic readers the children have access to a full range of exciting books.

All children are encouraged to take home a reading book to share with parents or to read on their own – for our fully independent readers these books may not adhere to a particular scheme and may be a book borrowed from our library.Younger children have a home/school diary and older children also have Guided Reading homework and a Reading Journal.

Writing at School

Writing at school is made up of two dimensions – transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing.) In addition there is a strong focus on spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation throughout the school. Writing is taught through a focus on different text types in each year with frequent opportunities to apply their learning across the curriculum.

Please click on the link below to view the English curriculum year by year.

Literacy Long Term Plan. This is currently in development.