English At Fairlight

Intent, Implement and Impact Statement

INTENT

At Fairlight Primary, we believe that all pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their speaking and their writing. We want pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in primary school. We want them to write clearly, accurately, coherently, and creatively, adapting their language and style for a range of meaningful contexts, purposes and audiences.

IMPLEMENT

All literacy sessions will be taught with the 7 steps of metacognition in mind and focussing on our 12 teaching habits.  Speaking and Listening are at the heart of our literacy policy at Fairlight.   We follow “Little Wandle Letters and Sounds” phonics scheme.  Decodable Books for early readers are used throughout the school, “Book Banded Books” are used from turquoise level onwards. “No Nonsense Spelling” is followed from year 2 onwards for SPAG. The main genres of writing are covered in each year group.  Each year group have their own literacy drivers and we are implementing more “Power of Reading” books from Sep 2022. 

IMPACT

The impact on our children is that they have the knowledge and skills to be able to write successfully for a purpose and audience. As all aspects of English are an integral part of the curriculum, cross curricular writing standards will have also improved and skills taught in the English lesson are transferred into other subjects; this shows consolidation of skills and a deeper understanding of how and when to use specific language, grammar and punctuation.

You can find our full Literacy policy here.

Phonics and Early Reading

Click above to go to our phonics page.  Here you can find out about our new, exciting phonics programme - Little Wandle Letters and Sounds!

 

 

 

 

Reading Fluency and Comprehension

 

Click above to go to our reading page.

 

 

 

 

Literacy Support

 

Writing

Click above to go to our writing page.

 

 

Spelling

Handwriting

Cued Articulation

cued-articulation-cards

Library

Open Fridays 3:15-4pm

 

Read more about our library and see it in a video by our year 6 library monitors.

World Book Day

 

Find out about World book day and try and work out who our

"Masked Readers" are....

Grammar

 

This is taught in discrete sessions as well as during Literacy sessions.

Reading Spine

 

This includes our literacy drivers and is based on Doug Lemov's Reading Reconsidered.

 

Please look at out Book Stop page for up to date information re books we use and places to find a wide selection of books.

Reading For Pleasure

Here you will find a list of texts we use at school to complement our "reading spine" and some of the good quality texts that we share with the children at the end of the day.  Plus some reading books recommended by parents for parents.

 

 

Scholastic Book Club

Every couple of months your child will bring home a magazine with some discounted books in it. If you would like to order any of these please do so nominating our school. There is no pressure to buy any books. The books will be delivered to school on the set date for free and we will pass them onto your child.

School gets a percentage of the price to spend on books for the school. 

 

What our pupils say about Literacy:

"I like it it's fun" (writing)

"You can create stuff with it"

"it makes my hand feel nice, it's fun to write"

"I love reading in the library!"

 

English At Fairlight

Intent, Implement and Impact Statement

INTENT

At Fairlight Primary, we believe that all pupils should be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their speaking and their writing. We want pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in primary school. We want them to write clearly, accurately, coherently, and creatively, adapting their language and style for a range of meaningful contexts, purposes and audiences.

IMPLEMENT

All literacy sessions will be taught with the 7 steps of metacognition in mind and focussing on our 12 teaching habits.  Speaking and Listening are at the heart of our literacy policy at Fairlight.   We follow “Little Wandle Letters and Sounds” phonics scheme.  Decodable Books for early readers are used throughout the school, “Book Banded Books” are used from turquoise level onwards. “No Nonsense Spelling” is followed from year 2 onwards for SPAG. The main genres of writing are covered in each year group.  Each year group have their own literacy drivers and we are implementing more “Power of Reading” books from Sep 2022. 

IMPACT

The impact on our children is that they have the knowledge and skills to be able to write successfully for a purpose and audience. As all aspects of English are an integral part of the curriculum, cross curricular writing standards will have also improved and skills taught in the English lesson are transferred into other subjects; this shows consolidation of skills and a deeper understanding of how and when to use specific language, grammar and punctuation.

You can find our full Literacy policy here.

Phonics and Early Reading

Click above to go to our phonics page.  Here you can find out about our new, exciting phonics programme - Little Wandle Letters and Sounds!

 

 

 

 

Reading Fluency and Comprehension

 

Click above to go to our reading page.

 

 

 

 

Literacy Support

 

Writing

Click above to go to our writing page.

 

 

Spelling

Handwriting

Cued Articulation

cued-articulation-cards

Library

Open Fridays 3:15-4pm

 

Read more about our library and see it in a video by our year 6 library monitors.

World Book Day

 

Find out about World book day and try and work out who our

"Masked Readers" are....

Grammar

 

This is taught in discrete sessions as well as during Literacy sessions.

Reading Spine

 

This includes our literacy drivers and is based on Doug Lemov's Reading Reconsidered.

 

Please look at out Book Stop page for up to date information re books we use and places to find a wide selection of books.

Reading For Pleasure

Here you will find a list of texts we use at school to complement our "reading spine" and some of the good quality texts that we share with the children at the end of the day.  Plus some reading books recommended by parents for parents.

 

 

Scholastic Book Club

Every couple of months your child will bring home a magazine with some discounted books in it. If you would like to order any of these please do so nominating our school. There is no pressure to buy any books. The books will be delivered to school on the set date for free and we will pass them onto your child.

School gets a percentage of the price to spend on books for the school. 

 

What our pupils say about Literacy:

"I like it it's fun" (writing)

"You can create stuff with it"

"it makes my hand feel nice, it's fun to write"

"I love reading in the library!"