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Mablethorpe Primary Academy

English

Subject Intent Statements:
Reading

Children first learn to decode and make sense of the written word, before building confidence and a love of texts and a greater understanding.

Reading for our children

Learning to read helps me read to learn.

 

Phonics

At Mablethorpe Primary Academy we follow Read Write Inc for our Phonics teaching in Foundation stage and Key Stage 1.

The RWI programme is well structured and lively. The children learn 44 sounds and matching letters/letter groups. They learn to blend sounds to read words. They read books which have been specially written, and children will take reading books home matched to their phonics ability. During RWI lessons the children will read and write for 1 hour every day, in their groups (they are grouped according to their reading level).

Reading

Once the children have completed the Read Write Inc programme, children will read a wide range of books which have been banded to match to their reading ability.  The Book Band system helps us to grade our books by difficulty level. Each level has its own colour and includes a selection of different reading scheme books and ‘real’ books. The difference between each band is gradual so that children will not experience difficulty when moving from one to the next. Class teachers assess the children’s reading on a regular basis and will change their Book Band colour when they are confident that both the comprehension and word reading targets have been  met.

Book bands

Speaking and Listening

To provide opportunities for children to explore and practice speaking using standard English and to increase challenging vocabulary through drama, discussions and presentations.

Speaking and Listening for our children

I can speak confidently using interesting vocabulary.

 

Writing

To communicate ideas through writing for different audiences using a range of different text types

Writing for our children

I can write for different purposes.