Broughton CE Primary School

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18th November 19
Trail : home / Curriculum : English

Reading and Phonics

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Children in nursery and reception learn phonics from entry into school using the 'Letters and Sounds' document. As children progress through Key Stage 1, if they need extra support for phonics, we use Jolly Phonics or Letterland depending on the child's needs and learning style. 

Our reading scheme is categorised using book bands. We use a wide range of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn All Aboard, Cambridge Reading and Orion Early Readers. We have recently supplmented the reading scheme, through an £8000 investment from parent donations, with a vast amount of 'real' books so that the children have a greater variety of reading material

Multi-Modal Writing

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The children in Key Stage 1 have been writing using a different approach. Instead of using our exercise books to record every piece of work, they have used paper, shoe boxes, card and anything else that we think may suit! The theory behind this is that children are writing for a purpose. Our children in Key Stage 1 absolutely love this approach and wanted to share some of their first pieces of work...

We wrote letters of support to Max from 'Where The Wild Things Are'...

We wrote to North Wind explaining that Laura did not mean to lose her necklace of raindrops and then wondered

how we might send them there...

We wrote in our story settings...

And used lots of different shapes of paper!

We made necklaces of raindrops and thought about which special power we might like to have...

Story editing is more fun when you get to do it with other people!