English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach children to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, children have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.
Reading is taught every day at Someries Infant and Nursery School.
In addition to a daily phonics lesson, all children receive a regular guided reading lesson in which they are taught the skills to read and understand what they are reading.
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All pupils in key stage one receive a weekly grammar and punctuation lesson in which discrete skills are taught which can later be applied throughout our cross-curricular writing lessons.
Spelling at Someries Infant and Nursery School is taught during our daily phonics lessons. All children have access to high quality dictionaries and thesauruses to enable them to improve their spelling and vocabularly choices within writing lessons.
Writing at Someries Infant and Nursery School is taught in a cross-curricular way, with children's writing outcomes often reflecting and incorporating their learning throughout our Prime Learning Challenge curriculum.