What do Ofsted say about English at Highfields?
Take a look a the wonderful dream jars children made to celebrate Roald Dahl Day
At Highfields Primary we follow 'The Read Write Inc' phonics scheme. At the core of 'Read Write Inc' phonics is the lively and vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading (decoding) at the same time as developing handwriting skills and spelling (encoding). They read lively Storybooks and Non-fiction books with words they can decode, so they achieve early success in reading. The more sounds they know the greater the range of texts they can read.
In Foundation Stage, children read from the first stage ‘Read Write Inc’ books and red, yellow and blue level books from the Oxford Reading Tree phonic scheme. As their skills progress towards the end of the year they swap onto the schools ‘Individualised Reading’ scheme where they have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books colour coded for the level of decoding skill and comprehension required.
Years 1 and 2 continue to develop their phonic skills by using the higher level ‘Read Write Inc’ books as the core of their group reading lessons.
If you would like to listen to, and find out more about, the sounds to help and support your child with pure sounds at home, please visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Spelling, punctuation and grammar
In June this year the year 2 children will sit a Spelling, punctuation and grammar test for the first time. In all classes we cover aspects of SP&G and will send home learning linked to the work we cover.
Click on the links below to see a glossary that should help you with any unfamiliar terms .