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Literacy Curriculum Information for Parents 5 th March 2015.

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1 Literacy Curriculum Information for Parents 5 th March 2015

2 Reading Word Reading Comprehension Writing Composition Transcription (spelling and handwriting) Grammar Communication Speaking and Listening Performing English across the curriculum Reading, Writing and Communicating for a real purpose. Different Aspects of the English Curriculum

3 Reading Phonics – Hedgehog and Squirrel class Shared Reading (whole class reading) Guided Reading (small groups) Individual reading (with parents, teachers and other adults in school) Reading for pleasure (individual reading of books of own choice) Comprehension Reading across the curriculum/for a real purpose. How each aspect of English is taught

4 Writing Phonics – Hedgehog/Squirrel class Individual/independent writing Writing across the curriculum/for a real purpose Big Write - weekly Spelling taught within phonics younger children and discretely for older children with weekly spelling tests. Simple aspects of grammar taught within English lessons in KS1 and weekly EGPS/SPAG lessons in key stage 2. How each aspect of English is taught

5 Communication Speaking and Listening is promoted throughout the curriculum. Talk partners. Think, Pair, Share. Reading aloud to the class or an audience. Drama activities Self and peer assessment. Discussions within the class. Performing to the class. Class assemblies/ celebration assemblies weekly Use of digital media to record and appraise performances. How each aspect of English is taught

6 How English is taught in each area of the school) Foundation Stage (Reception) Phonics in small groups (Letters and Sounds) English whole class work based around a story Daily activities set up in Reading and Writing areas. Adult led small group activities Opportunities for writing in all areas especially within role play areas and outdoors.

7 How English is taught in each area of the school) Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) Phonics lessons – These half hour sessions 4 times a week Literacy lessons Phonics screening test (usually in June). Year 1 pupils and those in year 2 who did not meet the required standard in year 1. Extended writing lessons (Big Write) Guided reading Individual reading Reading, writing and communication across the curriculum and for a real purpose Discrete handwriting sessions. Preparation for End of Key Stage 1 Tasks and Tests for Reading and Writing- these help to verify Teacher Assessments.

8 How English is taught in each area of the school) Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) Daily English lessons including one specific grammar lesson Extended Writing – Big Write Guided reading sessions, which include comprehension activities Separate spellings and handwriting sessions Reading, writing and communication across the curriculum and for a real purpose. Termly assessments which verify teacher judgements End of Key stage SATs tests for Reading and SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). Writing is assessed by class teachers and moderated separately.

9 Different writing genres Narrative/Story writing Instructions Recounts Persuasive Writing Chronological and non-chronological reports Discussions texts Explanation texts Poetry Display boards in the corridors show children examples of these genres. We have also set up a ‘Writer of the Month’ display in the corridor. One child from each year group is chosen on a monthly basis

10 VCOP and Cross-curricular Writing Vocabulary Connectives Openers Punctuation This runs alongside Big Write Creative Curriculum Embedding Reading, Writing and Speaking an Listening skills across the curriculum to bring meaning and purpose for children to ‘apply’ their skills. Teachers aim to provide opportunities for children to write in all aspects of the curriculum. LF (Literacy Co-ordinator) keeps a file on examples of writing in other areas of the curriculum.

11 Examples of how we engage children in writing Paintings, photographs and pictures as a visual prompt Brainstorm adjectives, metaphors, similes etc based on a photo Decide on the best/most powerful and turn into a single sentence/ line of poetry Put them into an agreed order, edit Use this to create the opening paragraph for a story. Share with others

12 Artefacts Interesting/unusual artefact Small mixed groups Large paper/pens Questions who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Think of as many questions as they can about the artefact. Move to the next table and add to ideas Share

13 Wordless texts Model how to use the book to create a story Use Sticky notes to note down ideas for speech/thought bubbles. Consider how the text could be used to write you own story. Explore how each group/individual have different ideas/themes. Promote discussion and comprehension. Build vocabulary and inspire story telling Allow children to focus on characters, plot, setting Perfect for providing a context for grammar, punctuation, spelling. Share Display ideas

14 Readathon To celebrate World Book Day, we have decided to run a Readathon. The children have set themselves a reading challenge which they will complete over the next few weeks. Money raised from their sponsorships will go towards a number of different children’s charities. Today, each teacher has visited another class to share stories with them and talk about Readathon and how it is going so far.

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