English consists of reading lessons, writing lessons, phonics lessons and SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) lessons.
We link our English lessons to our topic work to make the work more purposeful, exciting and interesting for the children.
Early Years and Key Stage 1
In Reception the children do a reading lesson on Monday and Tuesday which links to Read, Write, Inc and the text the children are learning about that week. Then on Wednesday and Thursday they do a writing lesson which builds up to the Big Write on Friday. Writing is also in continuous provision areas. The children use techniques such as Fred fingers, writing guidelines, dough disco and teacher/partner learning to help them.
The children are taught in small groups and everyday they will either work with the teacher or teaching assistant. In year 1 and 2 they become more independent. Some of their work will be expected to be completed without being guided by an adult.
There is always a warm up, main input, a guided or independent activity and then the lesson is completed with a plenary. During the warm up and main input the children are taught in ability groups so the learning is focused.
Key Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4)
Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and 6)