Statement of intent:
Through the teaching of Literacy at St Mary's, we hope to enable children to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening for others to communicate to them. We want children to have the ability to write confidently about different topics imaginatively, using a wide range of techniques and extensive vocabulary, in a well organised and structured way. In order for pupils to develop and acquire a new knowledge, we want to instil in them a love for reading, through exposure to a range of rich, varied texts. We aim to provide opportunities for children to be exposed to a wide ranging vocabulary , which will enable them to communicate effectively and confidently with others.
The subject leader for English is Miss Godbold.
Phonics - Key Stage 1 scheme used is Letters and Sounds
- Guide to phonics for parents
- Letters and Sounds
- Phonics check leaflet 2013
- Phonics Parents Presentation
- Parents y1 screening meeting
- A Parent guide to the Y1 phonics screening