Welcome to the LCEPS Literacy page.
We hope that the information and resources on this page will help to give you an insight into the English teaching that goes on in school. There is some general information about the way English is taught as well as practical ideas and information about ways in which you can support your children at home.
We follow the Primary National Curriculum 2014:
We are now required to teach more specific grammar terms from a younger age. For your information, the link below will lead you to the specific list of grammar terms for children at primary level:
Competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening is encouraged throughout the curriculum and across the key stages in order to enable the children to communicate appropriately and effectively. However, we teach English daily as a discrete subject from Year 1 to Year 6 following the National Curriculum, with opportunities for Literacy teaching in the Foundation Stage being incorporated within the child’s day according to principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Reading is taught lower down the school using the phonics guidance programme, ‘Letters and Sounds,’ and this is built upon throughout Key Stages 1 and 2. We use a range of materials to support the teaching of phonics and reading including 'Pearson - Phonics Bug', 'Rocket', 'Rigby Star' and 'Oxford reading tree' and children eventually move on to free readers. All classes have specific guided reading sessions and reading for pleasure is positively encouraged.
Please use your child's year group page to find out in more detail what they are learning about each half term.
Every class takes part in the Big Write at least termly. Please use the Big Write links for more information on this.