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St Nicolas Church of England Infant School

Caring about Learning

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St Nicolas Church of England Infant School

Caring about Learning

English (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)

We consider that the development of reading skills is of the utmost importance both in itself and as a means of accessing other curriculum areas.
 
Aims:
Our aims in teaching Literacy are that all children will
·       Read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding;
·       Understand the sound and spelling system and use this to read and spell accurately;
·       Have fluent and legible handwriting;
·       Understand and be able to write in a range of genres in fiction and poetry,
·       Understand, use and be able to write a range of non-fiction texts;
·       Plan, draft, revise and edit their own writing;
·       Have an interest in words and a growing vocabulary through which to understand and discuss their reading and writing;
·       Be interested in books, read with real enjoyment
·       Develop their powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness
·       Become confident speakers and discerning listeners

We use Jolly Phonics and Oxford Reading Tree as our main teaching schemes, but supplement these with many other learning experiences and resources to ensure that children's progress is thoroughly embedded.
Picture 1 The role of an audience is to listen carefully
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Picture 3 Ideas for a story setting.
Picture 4 Performing our class assembly
Picture 5 Reading stories to each other.
Picture 6 Sharing a story together.
Picture 7 Finding somewhere comfy to write.
Picture 8 I'm so proud of my writing!
Picture 9 The introduction to a storybook.
Picture 10 Concentrating hard on my writing
Picture 11 Working on story ideas
Picture 12 Listening to and performing poetry
Picture 13 Enjoying sharing books
Picture 14 How do I spell 'hippopotamus'?
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