Through the teaching of English we will provide a supportive, stimulating and secure environment where children are encouraged to express themselves and where their contributions are valued.
We will provide for the language development of pupils; developing their ability to use language to think, to explore, to hear the voice of others, to communicate ideas and for enjoyment.
The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
- read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
Synthetic Phonics Scheme:
Synthetic phonics scheme
At Cuddington we use 'Little Wandle’ to teach phonics. This is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme.
At Cuddington we really value to importance of reading and endeavour to foster a love of reading among all pupils. We teach reading through phonics, whole class reading and guided reading sessions. We select books that are carefully matched to children’s reading ability and include sounds that children have been previously taught in class. Books are sorted into phonic phases and match our ‘Little Wandle’ reading scheme.
Other useful resources and links:
Include phonics workshop presentation
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 1: Pronuniciation_guide_Autumn_1.indd (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 2: Pronuniciation_guide_Autumn_2.indd (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)
Download a guide to how children are taught to write capital letters Capital_letter_formation.indd (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Spring 1 LS-Grapheme-info-sheet-Phase-3-Spring-1.pdf (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)
At Cuddington, our reading scheme is built around national colour book banding to aid progression.
We use a range of reading schemes to give pupils an exposure to a range of genre and characters.
The Oxford Reading Tree scheme exists at the core of the Cuddington reading scheme.