At Nancledra School, English and the teaching of English is the foundation of our curriculum. Our main aim is to ensure every single child becomes primary literate and progresses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
English at Nancledra will not only be a daily discrete lesson, but is at the cornerstone of the entire curriculum. It is embedded within all our lessons and we strive for a high level of English for all. Through using high-quality texts, immersing children in vocabulary rich learning environments and ensuring new curriculum expectations and the progression of skills are met, the children at Nancledra will be exposed to a language heavy, creative and continuous English curriculum. This will not only enable them to become primary literate, but will also develop a love of reading, creative writing and purposeful speaking and listening.
Nancledra School uses a systematic scheme - Little Wandle Letters and Sounds (revised) - to teach Phonics and Early Reading. Use the link to visit the parent's information pages, which include resources and videos.
Click below to see the progression of phonics taught in Reception and year 1
- Phonic and early reading workshops are provided for EYFS parents to enable them to support their child’s development.
- Interventions focus primarily on pupils in KS1 to ensure they are well prepared for KS2. Teacher assessment, learning ladders and formative assessments are used throughout the year to identify further pupils who require interventions. These are bespoke and tailored to individuals.
- VIPERS is used across KS1 and KS2 to teach reading skills. VIPERS is a mnemonic, which stands for: vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve, sequence & summarise. Parents receive a leaflet providing information and support. In Lower Key Stage Two, reading is taught through a mixture of group reading and whole class reading. Comprehension is taught through carefully chosen texts, images and film, using ‘VIPERS’. In Upper Key Stage Two, pupils are taught reading skills through whole class reading lessons, including carefully chosen whole texts and extracts, images, music and film, using ‘VIPERS’.
- In Year 2 – 6, the Spelling shed scheme is used to ensure spelling patterns are taught sequentially, building on previous learning as well as supporting home learning.
- The following incentives and schemes are used:
- Class 1 word badges
- Reading karate bands
- Nancledra ‘Read around the World’ Challenge
|Nancledra Reading Curriculum
|Class 4 reading Plan