Mrs Connor is the subject leader for English.
We teach writing because:
Writing is important as it is a key method of communication and one of the main ways we will be judged in life – job applications, letters etc…
Writing is important as almost all jobs contain some element of writing we need to be good writers to prepare us for the world of work.
Writing makes our thoughts visible to others.
Writing can be used for a variety of purposes – to entertain, inform, describe and persuade.
We teach reading because:
Reading helps us to understand the world around us.
Reading helps our mind to grow and keeps our brain active.
It provides us with new knowledge and vocabulary which helps our written and spoken language.
It transports us into another world and helps us to relax.
In KS1 – RWInc (Reading, Writing Incorporated)
This is so that we are able to apply it within our reading book.
This is so we are able to apply our sounds when reading at home, at school or in the wider world.
This is so we can build up our knowledge and read anything!
Children learn in many different ways in English. They always work extremely hard and produce work of amazing quality! This starts in Nursery and continues all the way through school until Year 6.
Summer 1 Medium Term Plans
Autumn 2 Medium Term Plans
Autumn 1 Medium Term Plans
Non-negotiables for writing
Read, Write Inc
Children in Key Stage 1 follow Read Write inc. phonics for their teaching of reading. To support children in their reading development, and in order to keep expectations in line with what stage they are actually at in their reading, children choose a reading book that is in line with their RWI stage and the expectation is that they read these books to an adult, with fluency.
The children also choose a text to read for pleasure. We call these our challenge readers. The expectation here is to read this book with an adult, being supported and encouraged as they do so.
Those children who have already completed Read Write inc. phonics choose their weekly reading books from the following sources:
General class fiction (categorised into abilities)
ORT, Treetops, Storyworld
Use the link below for more information and support about RWI:
Link to Ruth Miskin (RWI) phonics – http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/