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Children are taught phonics through a variety of strategies using the Letters and Sounds Phonic Scheme. Spelling and grammar are an integral part of our Literacy lessons. Handwriting is developed through phonics and more formally depending on the age of the children throughout the school.

The school has a wide selection of books for the children to read including Oxford Reading Tree and Nelson PM Reading Scheme. Individual readers are regularly assessed using the Nelson PM Benchmark Scheme. In addition, children are taught reading skills as part of our daily Guided Reading sessions.

The children have lots of opportunities to develop their writing skills in Literacy lessons and in all areas of the entire curriculum. The school has a clear Marking and Feedback policy.

The children are assessed informally every term using APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) and this work is kept in an individual “Writing in Progress” book which follows the child through his/her school life.