English in the Primary Department:
At Newfield School we believe that Literacy is a fundamental life skill. Staff work had to support pupils in their development and understanding of the spoken and written word.
Our aim is for all students to make progress in the four key areas of English. Teachers plan fun and dynamic lessons in order to support our student’s English development. All pupils are given termly specific targets and intervention is planned for any students who are not making progress.
Teachers adapt the Literacy Curriculum planning sequences as appropriate to their classes and differentiate to the particular needs of each child. The Literacy Curriculum as a whole-school approach, provides complete coverage of all National Curriculum expectations for writing composition, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, as well as coverage of spelling, phonics and reading comprehension. All plans lead to purposeful application within a wide variety of written outcomes. Teachers plan to teach the required skills through the genres of writing that they are reading, linking it to the genre to make it more connected with the intended writing outcome. We intend for pupils’ to be able to plan, revise and evaluate their writing. To be able to do this effectively, pupils’ will understand and apply the fundamental principles of spelling, grammar and punctuation in their writing.
Our curriculum progresses from a love of reading to an understanding that reading allows them to discover new knowledge. We believe that through the book-led approach we have developed here at Newfield, that pupils foster a love for reading and an interest in reading for pleasure.
We are very lucky to have a wide range of reading books in our school and each classroom has a selection of books in their classroom. Every morning, we spend time enjoying reading for pleasure in our classrooms during a dedicated reading for pleasure time. When we read for pleasure, pupils are able to choose the books they wish to read and enjoy or read the 'First News' newspapers to read about the world around them. Pupils who are not yet ‘free readers,’ will work through our Lower School reading scheme (Project X) – these are levelled books which match the pupils’ current reading age. Project X is a modern, primary school reading programme that combines phonics and comprehension development in a character adventure series that's perfect for engaging boys.
Every Monday, the pupils’ are taught to develop an understanding of the texts through reading comprehension - exploring the key themes, events, and plot of the texts being studied.
SUPPORT FOR LEARNING:
To support your learning at home and your overall curriculum, please have a look at the following for this subject. If you need any further support or advice remember you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and staff will reply to you, or phone you, to help you further.
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Primary School English:
We can't send actual books home, so if the parents/carers want to to go on youtube some of the books can be read out to them.
The links which give work to go with the stories, are shown below.
Go to youtube and type in:
This is the work to go with it - Click on the links to open them:
The stories are tailored towards our younger pupils but it will also be of benefit to other pupils too, plus the work that goes with them are very enjoyable.
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