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English

From an early age we develop a love of reading through shared stories and a systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics which transfers to a curriculum which has quality texts at its heart. This approach allows children to develop as fluent readers and creative writers who have a good grasp of grammar.

 

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.

World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March, the whole school celebrated World Book Day.  The children and staff had a thoroughly enjoyable day, immersing themselves in many multicultural texts, as well as taking part in lots of book-based activities. All the children had an enjoyable day and the school have invested in five hundred pounds worth of rich and diverse books to add to class book corners to encourage empathy and inclusion.

World Book Day 2022

We have decided as a school to make multicultural books the focus of World Book Day, which will take place on Thursday 3rd March 2022.  As in previous years, children are welcome to dress as their favourite book character to celebrate the day and the focus in class will be multicultural children’s books. 

 

Why do multicultural children’s books matter?

“Reading books that accurately reflect the diversity that exists in the real world has countless benefits for all children, not just children of colour: increased empathy, self-esteem, and intercultural competence, to name just a few.”  Anneke Forzani.

Spelling Shed

 

All pupils in Years 1-6 now have access to Spelling Shed, which is a scheme designed for pupils to practise age-appropriate spelling patterns, as well as their weekly spellings set by their class teacher, online via the use of the web link https://www.spellingshed.com/

 

Spelling Shed is free of charge and aligns with the English National Curriculum.   

All children should have their own Spelling Shed log-in details (issued by their class teacher) and they can select the level of difficulty for each game.

The Reading Tree

Our Reading Tree is beginning to bloom again!  Congratulations to all the children who have achieved a place on the tree!  It is wonderful to see so many children engaged with reading – the most powerful skill you can teach your child.

 

Did you know?  “A love of books changes lives. Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better at school, as well as be more socially, culturally and emotionally prepared for life.  In fact, reading enjoyment is more important for a child's educational success than their family's financial or social status.”  (Book Trust)

 

Children should continue to read at least 4 times per week at home to receive their 2 stampers which contribute to their reading leaves.

 

Remembrance Day

On Thursday 11th November 2021, the whole school paid tribute to the men and women who served and sacrificed to defend our nation.  This year, classes also focused on the contribution of soldiers from Commonwealth countries who fought hard to help Britain in the war, as well as the impact of the war on people (as well as animals) all over the world.  Children participated in a minute of silence at 11am and then continued to reflect on the events of the First World War and produced thoughtful written work, as well as some beautiful, artistic creations.  Children used their creative skills to explore and appreciate the significance of the day.  

  

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