Literacy at Abbey
To deliver a highly effective and engaging English Curriculum.
Throughout the school pupils are taught to read successfully through robust, systematic phonics programme Read Write Inc. Children are supported to develop a wide vocabulary and to communicate effectively through a carefully planned, daily, reading programme that is linked to EYFS and the National Curriculum at KS1. Wellcom screening and interventions are used in the early years to support children who need to catch up. Children in KS1 are taught to read with understanding- developing the ability and desire to read widely and deeply for pleasure and information. A Reading Enrichment session is taught to children from Reception helping them to develop the confidence to answer questions based on what they have read and to complete inference and prediction style tasks. This is done through using high quality texts based on the children's interests.
They acquire and can apply the key skills of spelling, grammar and punctuation. They write clearly, accurately coherently and neatly through a well-structured, sequential English teaching reading programme that has been developed from the National Curriculum.
We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc Scheme for the systematic teaching of phonics in EYFS and KS1.
We follow the Write Stuff programme for writing in our school.