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For an overview of the new National Curriculum expectations, please see the relevant year group on the classes tab.

Cuthberts (15 of 116)

Resources we use to teach English:

A new spelling app. It covers all the statutory spellings for year 3-6 and it's free!  SpellFix 

 

Phonics is taught daily and we follow the letter and sounds programme for this supplemented by the website phonics play.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190599/Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007.pdf

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

All spellings are now in-line with the requiremnts of the National Curriculum.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

 

Reading books are sent home regualry. KS1 use Oxford Reading Tree books and project X books. The children are given books at their level using the book banding process.

 

In KS2, we use Accelarated Reading which calculates a reading level for the children and a range of fiction and non-fiction books can then by matched to the childrens' level. Parents are encourage to register for e-mail alerts to show when their child has finished a book and completed a quiz.  

https://ukhosted48.renlearn.co.uk/2235829/default.aspx

 

For writing, we often use the Talk for Writing approach. Children love to tell stories and at St Cuthbert’s, we ensure that they are exposed to a range of different stories through talk for writing activities. The children use specific actions for key vocabulary and are orally taught a story, using the actions to help them remember the structure. Story-mapping, paired story-telling, hot-seating, conscience alley and story strings are just some of the many ways in which children internalise these stories and learn more about characterisation and plot. Furthermore, the actions are also used to learn non-fiction texts such as non-chronological reports and instruction writing.

http://www.talk4writing.co.uk/

New National Curriculum.