We teach English through a mastery approach.
During the first half term we teach narrative through a story such as Fantastic Mr Fox or The Gruffalo. Children learn a story and can retell it orally and through writing. We teach children spelling, punctuation and grammar skills that are applied into their storytelling.
During the second half of each term we have a non-fiction and poetry focus, these are linked to our themes.
This approach builds confidence and develops skills across all year groups.
Please click on the link to see our approach to handwriting.
We teach phonics using the Read Write Inc programme.