HOW WE TEACH READING AND WRITING
Across the Federation, in partnership with parents, we aim instil a love of literature from an early age. Through the use of high quality, attractive and engaging ‘big books’ library books and guided reading books, children are shown how different texts work, e.g. stories, poems, non-
Our rich curriculum provides a multitude of real reasons to read and to write. A structured step by step programme of learning letter and sounds – often called , ‘systematic, synthetic phonics’ starts with simple rhyming games, songs and oral recognition of sounds, then leads onto mastering spelling families, rules and the world of grammar and punctuation.
Each day Stoke Hill children are encouraged to use their speaking and listening skills in all areas of the curriculum. Children are given opportunities to express their ideas and imagination through a variety of role-