At Ghyllgrove Primary School we follow the National curriculum for English. This is achieved through a daily lesson involving whole class, group and individual work as well as other lessons covering phonics, reading and handwriting.
A wide variety of literature is studied and the children are encouraged to develop their creativity through a range of writing styles. Punctuation and grammar teaching form an integral part of the English teaching.
We follow the Penpals Handwriting Scheme which encourages the development of a clear handwriting style.
Reading and Phonics
The teaching of reading takes place through the structured teaching of phonics. Phonics lessons are taught using the Letters and Sounds Programme of study as well as Jolly Phonics in EYFS and KS1.
Bug Club is used to support the teaching of phonics and promotes reading comprehension at school and home. Children are allocated e-books and are encouraged to read and answer the questions.
In Key stage one guided reading forms one lesson in the Literacy lesson a week. It gives children the opportunity to learn the mechanics and understanding of reading. Children also complete comprehension questions based on the text read.
We use a range of reading schemes which have been levelled to provide continuity and progression in reading skills and challenge. In the Foundation Stage we follow the Early Learning Goals and work for all children is appropriately challenging.Banded book colours books are sent home and are changed weekly. Children receive a certificate once they move colour bands and this is recorded in the home school diary.
As a School we encourage Parents to read 3 times a week and record this in the home school diary. In School the number of times children read that week is totalled up and then certificates are given out for every 25 times the children read. This is then displayed on the whole school reading display and in the individual classes.
This page contains curriculum information regarding the EYFS English Curriculum
This page contains curriculum information regarding the KS1 English Curriculum