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English consists of reading (word reading and comprehension), writing (spelling and handwriting and composition), grammar and punctuation and speaking and listening. In Early Years and Key Stage 1phonics is also taught on a daily basis.

Phonics is taught in small groups across Early Years and KS1 in a lively fun, engaging and challenging way using the Read, Write Inc approach. The focus is on hearing sounds, blending and segmenting sounds to aid reading and writing. This synthetic phonics approach is supported by the Read, Write Inc approach and is planned to meet the needs and abilities of all children.

English lessons are generally taught on a daily basis, but is also threaded through other subjects to encourage consolidation and transferring of skills.

How we teach reading – answers for parents

The Read and Write Inc

Early Reading and Phonics Intent, Implementation and Impact

Reading Intent Implementation Impact

Writing Intent Implementation Impact

English - Progression of Knowledge and Skills

Handwriting Guide for Families

Spelling Tips

Reading questions for KS1

Reading questions for KS2