Literacy

Reading:  To allow for a variety of genres to be read we do not follow a set reading scheme. In Guided Reading, a group of children read the same book every day in school and for homework.  This allows in-depth analysis of the text to take place.  All children are encouraged to read their own independent reading book, which they can bring in from home or they borrow from the library on our weekly visits.

Spelling:  We use the Primary Education spelling books.  These focus on a set of spellings for two weeks.  The units have daily homework tasks where the children have to spell the words correctly and explore the meaning of the word and how it is formed.

Handwriting: The children continue to develop their handwriting, using the Kingston Cursive writing script (TRTS).  When children demonstrate this script correctly and throughout their work, they move on to writing with a fountain pen.

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