English

Y5 Extended writing

Read, Write, Inc.

Learning to read is one of the most important things your child will learn at our school. Everything else depends on it, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every child learns to read as quickly as possible.
We want your child to love reading – and to want to read for themselves. This is why we put our efforts into making sure they develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read. We do this through the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics Scheme. This is a complete literacy programme for 4 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write and for 7 and 8 year-olds needing to catch up quickly. 

As children develop their reading skills, it is important that they read regularly at home. Your support is hugely important for developing their reading skills, confidence and understanding.  Even if your child is an independent reader, it is still important for you to read with them, listen to them and discuss the books they are reading. We recommend that your child reads at home for 15 minutes or more each day. 

 

Spellings

The children follow the Read, Write, Inc. Spelling Programme for Years 2 to 6. This has been specially created to meet the higher demands of The National Curriculum. Lessons are approximately 15 minutes a day and spelling rules are introduced by aliens from an exciting online spelling planet. Through this programme, the children are also prepared for the end of key stage National Curriculum tests. ​

 

Topics

In Years 2-6, our English lessons are taught through a novel, which changes termly. The novel is carefully chosen to suit the topic that is being taught within that term and to provide exciting and diverse writing opportunities.