St Teath Community Primary School

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English

At St Teath CP we believe that English should be taught through a cross curricular approach.

Much of our reading and writing is initiated from the topics taught within each class. In this way, children can embed their learning and understanding of topics taught, and draw upon their increasing knowledge to inform their own written work.

Reading in the early years and KS1 is taught through the Read Write Inc scheme, using a range of resources and decodable books.  The systematic approach to learning phonics is proven to allow children to make rapid progress when learning to read.  Children in KS 2 may also require additional phonics teaching enabling them to access the school's reading book banded scheme.  Children are therefore grouped into groups which reflect the need of the individual.

A wide range of writing genres are studied in both Key Stages and an apprecaition of reading is considered integral to children's understanding of how texts are written.  We encourage a love of reading, both in school and at home and expect our children to read regularly to develop their own love of the written word.

At St Teath CP school we are developing our performing arts and debating skills and hope all the children will develop the confidence to perform as eloquent orators.

English Curriculum Intent