At Brampton Primary School we teach English through dedicated 'literacy' lessons across the school. These have slightly different formats depending on the age and stage of the pupils.
In the Early Years there is a great emphasis on speaking and listening as well as phonics. Children have daily Literacy sessions which are structured around the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme. Further literacy work is planned around exciting topic related texts which foster a love of reading, speaking and writing.
In Key Stage 1 all pupils have a Literacy lesson daily; this involves speaking, listening, reading and writing. The Read Write Inc. Phonics and spelling programme is taught daily in groups related to the phases of phonics teaching and learning. Pupils work on exciting class texts and learn to love books and other forms of text, including audio and visual texts.
Key Stage 2 classes read whole class texts, learning about different genres of writing, aspects of grammar and reading comprehension through these texts. These texts are often linked to topic work and allow children to foster an enthusiasm for different styles of writing by some significant authors.
Children are given daily time in school through handwriting, morning work and guided reading activities to practise spellings and are given word lists to learn as part of their homework.
We also have dedicated guided reading sessions daily in all classes. These involve some whole-class sessions, some small groups of children reading a text with an adult and discussing it in detail, while other children enjoy time to read independently, complete follow up tasks or read with other children.
The emphasis on acquiring age-appropriate Literacy skills is designed to ensure that we foster a love of reading and writing and prepare children for the next phase of their education.
We are always looking for adults to support reading in school. If this could be you then please do contact us!