In English, pupils will have the opportunity to:
- Develop their skills as a writer through transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing)
- Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
Pupils will be able to develop their skills as a writer by:
- Writing for a range of contexts including different purposes and audiences
- Practising writing throughout the school day and across all subjects
- Develop their understanding of different types of punctuation and the impact it has on the reader
- Expressing their own unique ideas through the texts they write
- Choosing the words they write carefully for effect
- Carefully organising their writing
- Learning how to spell keywords correctly in their writing
- Practising their handwriting making sure that it is correctly formed to make sure others can read it
At Ryhill Junior, Infant and Nursery School, we highly value reading and understand that reading is fundamental to function in today’s society. Reading is a life skill that needs to be taught, nurtured and developed from an early age. Reading begins with our youngest children in our nursery setting where we foster a love of reading through a text-rich environment.
We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. As a school, we strive to raise standards in both reading and writing for our children. We are extremely passionate about enabling all children to develop their literacy skills to reach their full potential.
All staff are expertly trained by Ruth Miskin Training to confidently deliver the programme, gaining advice, support and updates from our Read Write Inc consultant.
As children develop and become secure in their reading fluency and reading voice, they begin to learn the key reading skills. This enables them to comprehend what they have read and allows them to become critical thinkers and readers who can access a wide variety of texts and so create a wealth of knowledge. Once children have completed the Read, Write Inc programme, they take part in daily guided reading, individual reading and ERIC time alongside structured weekly reading lessons which aim to develop their skills in the reading Content Domains of the Curriculum
All children read often and have access to a range of books from our school library, Curriculum reading areas, class reading areas and also our reading scheme books. Our ERIC time gives all children the opportunity to enjoy reading and also listen to stories being read. We use this time to expose them to high quality texts taken from the Pie Corbett Reading Spines.
We encourage all our pupils to read regularly at home and in school and our staff are highly knowledgeable about books and authors which allows them to widen children’s reading repertoires and helps children to explore new and exciting reading opportunities.
'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' Dr Seuss