"Reading in general and phonics in particular (the link between letters and the sounds they make) are taught well. Staff reinforce the use of phonics in other subjects. All staff teach and then practise the same method with pupils, which enhances their understanding. Other reading skills, such as inference, are also taught effectively".
February 2016, Ofsted
Our Phonics and ReadingLeader is Laura McKeen.
Our Writing and Spelling Leader is Alanna Lyons.
We are readers. We are story tellers. We are authors.
The National Curriculum for English divides the subject up into the following areas:
In English teaching, we pitch to age related expectations (ARE), differentiating to meet pupils’ needs. In EYFS, Literacy is one of the specific areas of learning, which is underpinned by the prime area of Communication and Language.