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Loughborough Church of England

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 Literacy at Loughborough C of E 


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.



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).


In EYFS and KS1 we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' programme to teach phonics and develop reading skills. In KS1 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'. In Key Stage 2 we follow the Accelerated Reader Programme which further develops reading and comprehension skills as well as promoting a love of reading.  All classes have specific guided reading sessions and reading for pleasure is positively encouraged.


Please take a look at the class pages to find out what your child will be learning each term.