English

At Perry Hall, we are committed to ensuring that all children learn to read, regardless of ability or background. We ensure children start their reading journey at the earliest opportunity and we are committed to developing this throughout school. We want our children to develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

We teach children to read using the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, which supports children to develop their ability to decode and, as they become more confident readers, to develop their reading comprehension skills, which are then developed across school.

We understand that the ability to read allows access to the whole curriculum and to academic success.

In English Writing lessons, we use quality, language-rich books that are linked to the wider curriculum offer, as contexts for our learning. Children are taught explicit writing skills, which they apply in meaningful contexts linked to the class book. These skills lessons build towards a writing outcome, which is developed through Talk for Writing opportunities and children are also taught the essential skills of drafting, proof reading and editing, to become successful writers.

Beyond the Reading and Writing lessons, children are offered plentiful opportunities to apply their skills across the wider curriculum and a range of genres.

At Perry Hall, it is our aim to ensure all children understand the relationship between reading and writing, and use this understanding to become confident readers and writers.