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Our English lessons are now based round texts. We will link other parts of the curriculum to our text too. In KS1 the children will look at more than one text each half term. 


Every morning the whole school is involved in DEaR time (Drop Everything and Read) where children and adults spend time enjoying reading a book of their choice. 



In years 1 and 2 they cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry work. 

Children are also taught Phonics daily. These sessions will move on to a spelling focus in year 2.

Children also have separate Guided Reading sessions where they are taught comprehension skills.

Three handwriting sessions will take place each week.



Children will cover a variety of narrative, non-fiction and poetry based on their chosen text each half term. 

Each class will have five spelling sessions over 2 weeks and handwriting sessions where needed. 

Regular Guided Reading sessions take place in addition to English lessons. 



Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

Useful Websites
For more information please contact the subject co-ordinator, Miss Cross, alternatively please look at your child's class page.