When our children leave Worthinghead, we expect them to be able readers and writers. We know them well and have listened to them carefully. We have created a curriculum that introduces them to a variety of books with a range of interest. We want them to enjoy reading for pleasure and use the vocabulary and imagination they are exposed to, in their own writing. We want children to be familiar with a range of texts and have the confidence to apply these features in their own pieces of writing. We want children to take pride in their work, using their neatest handwriting and edit work for themselves. We aim to expose them to a wide range of vocabulary so that they can use them when speaking and writing formally and informally. We expect children to use these skills across all of the curriculum.
English lessons are taught daily in our school. We make sure children have chance to read engaging texts, learn new vocabulary and develop the skills they need to become coherent, confident writers. Have a look at our Reading and Writing Strategy which will give you more of an idea about our English lessons.
When writing , it is important a child can present their work neatly for it to be understood by the reader. To help your child with their writing, it is important they are writing on the line with the correct cursive letter joins. Using the correct punctuation is key for the writing to make sense. To help your child make sure they are completing their homework in pen or pencil neatly. Use the time to support them with spelling errors and missing punctuation. Below are the key spelling's children need to know for each year group. These could be practiced at home throughout the year to support their writing fluency. Taking a few at a time, using paint, coloured pencils or old newspapers will help the practice of spellings become more fun for them. They could also look out for the words on signs and leaflets when you are doing errands or visiting different places.
A ten-minute video where children's author - Tom Palmer - writes a paragraph, then edits it by adding, taking away and replacing, then reading aloud.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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