At St Nics', 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.
Our aims in teaching Literacy are that all children will:
At St Nics’, literacy is taught not only in literacy and phonics lessons, but also through a range of cross-curricular experiences. Children are given the opportunity to practise, apply and embed the skills they have learnt over time and through practical and purposeful activities across the curriculum. We have invested in high quality books to enhance our children's understanding of all subject areas, from RE to maths and diversity.
Emphasis is placed on confidence and depth of understanding, which means ensuring children have mastered the fundamental skills and are confident and secure enough to apply them in different contexts as well as using rich, inspiring resources and texts to stretch, challenge, deepen and enhance the learning experience and love of reading and writing.
We use Twinkl Phonics as our teaching scheme, but supplement this with many other learning experiences and resources to ensure that children's reading and writing progress is thoroughly embedded.
Our children are ready for the next stage of their educational journey through: