English at Fairford Academy Barnehurst
For children to be able to:
- read, write, spell and speak at age-appropriate levels and following age-related expectations;
- be exposed to a variety of literature, genres and authors;
- write for a variety of purposes and audiences; clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style as required;
- be confident when writing and read easily, fluently and with good understanding;
- develop an understanding of grammar and punctuation and to acquire a wide vocabulary and to use these appropriately;
- develop a love of reading for pleasure, as well as for information, by reading widely and often;
- enter into discussion and to present their ideas to each other by talking, being able to elaborate and explain themselves clearly;
- take pride in their writing, to use Letter-Join and present their work to a high standard.
- Create a positive reading and writing culture in school, where both are promoted, enjoyed and considered a pleasure for all children.
- The Power of Reading Books to be used for cross-circular links in reading and writing.
- Children in EYFS and KS1 to have daily phonics sessions, following Letters and Sounds.
- Whole class reading to take place daily throughout the school to promote a love for reading.
- All children to have Reading Records, take reading books home frequently and read regularly at home.
- Children to be encouraged to read for pleasure through extra curricular reading opportunities, such as Book Week, Book Fairs and author visits.
- Reading Ambassadors support and read with different year groups during lunch time sessions.
- Language rich learning environments
- A range of different writing styles through cross-curricular links.
- Grammar and Punctuation to be taught alongside each topic.
- Opportunities for pupils to be read to.
- Displays of writing to encourage pride in work, give a purpose and audience and to show that work is valued.
- Children enjoy reading regularly, for information, pleasure and can discuss their favourite texts. They can express preferences and give opinions, supported by evidence, about different texts.
- Children can write using features of different genres, styles, purpose and audience.
- Children are more adventurous with vocabulary choices.
- Children’s presentation is of a high standard through following the school’s handwriting policy and the Letter-Join scheme.
- Children take ownership of their spelling, grammar and punctuation.