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Our writing approach uses a combination of Jane Considine The Write Stuff and Rising Stars Cracking Writing. We use these approaches once the children have completed the Read, Write, Inc programme in Key Stage One. Please see Phonics Tab for more information.
English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)
The children follow Oxford Owl Get Spelling and have discreet SPaG lessons each week. We also include lots of
In Key Stage One, the children take part in daily reading lessons withing Read, Write, Inc. This then progresses on to Guided Reading daily in Key Stage Two. Each morning starts with 25 minutes of Book Talk where the children are given a particular focus for their reading. This is complimented by Guided Reading sessions and comprehension activities. All classes from Reception to Year Six experience being read to by the class teacher or other adult in the class. All classes from Year One to Year Six have a 'Class Novel'. They also have regular access to the school library and small reading areas within the classroom.
We use a combination of different reading schemes at Woodlands Park to ensure the children are exposed to a variety of different styles of books. We use Ginn, Oxford, PM Benchmark, Collins, A&C Black, Project X. In Reception, the children take home books linked to the sounds they have been learning.