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There is a daily phonics lesson in every class.

We use the Read, Write Inc systematic Phonics scheme.

We aim that children should be able to read a range of different kinds of material fluently and with understanding. We hope that they will find pleasure in reading for interest, enjoyment and information.

Children will read with their teachers in school as part of a structured programme. All children are encouraged to take books home at a similar reading level to share with parents. A Book Week is held each year and children have the opportunity to meet authors and illustrators. Children make good use of our well-stocked library.

In writing, children are encouraged to write independently from an early stage. Phonics, spelling, grammar and handwriting are taught as skills to be used in writing e.g. stories, poetry, descriptions and reports.

Speaking and Listening
Children are encouraged to express themselves clearly and confidently and to listen attentively to others. They take part in activities such as story telling, imaginative play, drama and group discussion.