At Worth Primary School, through the study of English, we aim to equip every child with the skills they need to be able to;
English underpins everything we do at Worth and is taught daily throughout the school following the National Curriculum and EYFS Framework.
Early reading and writing are supported by daily Phonics teaching throughout the EYFS and KS1 using the Rising Stars Rocket Phonics scheme. As children move through KS1 and KS2, this learning is developed through robust teaching of the SPAG curriculum.
We make cross curricular links wherever possible in English and we find that some of our children’s best writing is produced when tasks are linked to our topic-based learning. Each child has a separate Independent Writing exercise book which they take with them throughout the school so that by Year 6 we can evidence their progress in writing throughout the school.
Each class in school has its own library with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books which children can access at various times throughout the week. Our school library provides further depth, particularly in non-fiction books. All staff encourage reading for pleasure as well as regularly teaching explicit skills of decoding and comprehension.
By the time children leave us, we want them to;