English is developed through guided and shared reading and writing, daily phonic activities (Letters and Sounds programme) and tasks such as retelling stories, book making and games, drama and role play activities, in addition to more formal grammar, punctuation and spelling activities, all of which support the child’s development as an active speaker and listener.
In the school we aim to provide a breadth of reading experience and foster an enjoyment of books. Reading is taught through a variety of approaches—mainly based on phonics but also including recognition of familiar high frequency words and whole sentence work. At Croftlands Infant School, we use Oxford Reading Tree as our reading scheme.
The reading progress of all children is carefully monitored by the class teacher and additional support is given to any child where necessary. Reading books are sent home on a daily basis and changed twice a week to be shared with parents/carers as part of a child’s homework.
Click here for the KS1 English Curriculum.
Please see 'Literacy' within Development Matters for EYFS English links.