Welcome to our English subject page. Below you can find useful information such as our reading and writing curriculum, some books we think your child would love to read and information about the exciting new initiative We are Reading. If you need any information regarding the English Curriculum please contact Mrs France, English leader, using the form below. Thanks.
Excellence in English - Reading
Excellence in English - Handwriting
Useful Websites for Reading
I have listed below some websites that are useful for children when choosing new authors / books. Reading is a fun journey for children which, once they start, can help them to become readers for life. Choosing the right author and/or book is crucial to get children excited about reading. Here are some websites to help.
www.lovereading4kids.co.uk - free to join, free opening chapters to stories to see if you like before you buy.
www.getepic.com - download the epic app on any tablet and children can enjoy ebooks for free.
www.booktrust.org.uk - helpful website which gives advice about suitable books organised by age/genre etc and will also provide you with a list of 100 books children should read before age 14.
If you have any questions about reading or need any help with choosing books, please don't hesitate to pop into school to speak to your class teacher or me.
Hope this helps.
Excellence in English - Writing
Excellence in English - Grammar
Reading with Your Child
To promote a love of reading, we recommend that you listen to your child read for at least 10 minutes each day to check that they fully understand the story / book that they are reading. For older children, who are already fluent readers, it is still extremely beneficial to them to read with an adult. You could do this, with a dictionary, so that your child can look up any new vocabulary. Below is a document containing questions that you can ask your child during a reading session. They are split into categories; vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summary/sequence (VIPERS). We use this approach to teach whole class reading in school and so your child should be familiar with the different categories and recognise the phrase VIPERS when talking about reading. Thanks for all your support at home. Mrs France.