OLD Literacy

Every aspect of the children's work is influenced by the extent to which they use language with imagination and accuracy. Competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening is encouraged throughout the curriculum in order to enable the children to communicate appropriately and effectively. However, we teach English daily as a discrete subject in the ‘Literacy hour’ from Year 1 to Year 6 following the Primary Literacy Framework, with opportunities for Literacy in the Foundation Stage being incorporated within the child’s day according to principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Reading is taught initially using a phonics programme called ‘Read, Write Inc’, this is a synthetic phonics programme which follows closely the guidance of ‘Letters and Sounds,’ before moving onto our reading scheme. The programme is introduced in the Reception class and consolidated throughout Key Stage 1. Opportunities are also given during Key Stage 2 using the Read, Write Inc approach for further consolidation of phonics and some pupils undertake specific intervention programmes if they experience difficulties with reading.

Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term!



Schemes of work, lesson plans and ideas for teaching literacy.

Literacy Games and activities for children to use at home or school.

A set of literacy SMARTboard files.

Games, activities and downloads to help teach spelling and phonics.

Sentence writing resources and activities to use in class.

Resources to use when teaching traditional tales such as the 3 Pigs or Cinderella.

Downloads for use in a Non Fiction unit, including labels and instruction sequences.

Riddles and Poems to help introduce poetry to young children.

Fill-in-the--blank games, activities and downloads to help older children with their spellings.

Activities to help children write more complex sentences, including comma, speech mark and apostrophe tasks.

Stories, story starters and writing tips to help you teach fiction to your class.

Teaching ideas and activities, such as instruction sequences and newspaper examples.

Poetry frames, games and examples to help teach your KS2 pupils.

Get your class to write their own play or silly story with these links.

Big books of popular stories to use on your Whiteboard.