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English

At Boroughbridge Primary School and Nursery we follow the National curriculum for English. Our key aim is to ensure that all pupils become clear, confident communicators in both their spoken and written word. We teach speaking and listening skills from the very first day in our reception class and constantly build on these important skills as they develop throughout Key Stage 1 and 2.

 

We believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

Letters and Sounds     Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised provides excellent parent resources on their website to help you support your child's reading at home. 

Click here to read our full phonics and reading strategy. For more information about Home/School Reading please see the following policies:

Reading in EY & KS1

Reading in KS2 

Writing is taught in a variety of phases, using speaking and listening, drama and reading to capture the imagination! From our Reception class, children will be encouraged to write a variety of genres and build on this as they continue to develop their writing skills throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. They will use a wide variety of writing experiences to become fluent, confident writers who understand and use a variety of writing forms. Spelling strategies and grammar are taught alongside reading and writing and children are encouraged to apply this in their independent writing.