Literacy

Our intent

At Iveson Primary School, our English curriculum is designed to develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion and prepare our learners for life as successful, valuable and socially responsible citizens. We inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often.

We nurture a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly, imaginatively and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and to use discussion to communicate and further their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in Literacy, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum.

Our carefully sequenced, broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by inclusive practice, aims to provide our children with the opportunity to build on their experiences in order to achieve their goals. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high quality education across the curriculum.

Early years

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Phonics Curriculum and Reading 

At Iveson we know and understand the importance of providing our children with the foundations to becoming a successful and confident reader. We begin the teaching of these skills in our daily phonic lessons which we start in Nursery and continue to Year 2 and for some children in years 3 and 4.

At school we use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic programme and this is enhanced with the ‘Jolly Phonics’ programme in the Early Years.

The teaching of phonics is developed through each phase of the programme and taught using the revisit – teach –  practise – apply Mrs Collinson is our Literacy Leader in school, if you wish to find out more information please contact school.

The following is a website that contains resources to support your child at home: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com

Reading in KS1

We develop reading using the Floppys’ Phonics Reading Scheme,  Biff , Chip and Kipper Stories and the In-Fact non-fiction books all by Oxford Reading Tree. These books are taken home by the children and changed when read. The Oxford Reading Tree Scheme books are staged at different levels and provide children with the opportunity to apply their phonic knowledge and increase their high frequency word recognition.

Other books/schemes are also used to supplement the range and depth of our children’s reading experiences. We deliver daily whole class guided reading sessions using a variety of texts and develop the skills of retrieval and inference.