Where appropriate, English is linked to our thematic curriculum. Programmes of Study for Reading and Writing are linked to the termly topics and relevant writing genres are taught in context. For example, in the Year 6 topic 'A Child's War', children will write extended narrative pieces with flashbacks, newspaper reports and diary extracts. These will all be in the context of the topic theme.
The 'Letters & Sounds' approach to teaching phonics is used throughout EYFS and Key Stage 1 and, where appropriate, into Year 3. Formal phonics sessions take place every day according to pupil ability and are delivered by class teachers and a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).
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