The overarching aim for English in the National Curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
At Gunness and Burringham C of E Primary school, we follow a 'Jane Considine Approach' to literacy using engaging texts, animated tales and films to engage children in their writing whilst producing high quality writing through well-structured, modeled lessons.
The whole school has access to a high quality reading scheme from Foundation all of the way up to Year 6 with a range of engaging texts of different genres.
Reading is taught daily across the school through the phonics session in Foundation and KS1 and through whole class teaching in KS2.
Phonics is taught through the Read, Write, Inc Programme in Foundation and KS1 and the Spelling Shed is used across the school to support spelling.