It is our intent at Kitwell Primary School to provide pupils with a high-quality education in Reading and Writing. We are fully committed to developing each child’s unique potential. We strive to inspire all children to read for pleasure, ensure children show an understanding and confidently communicate their knowledge and ideas through their writing in a clear and coherent way.
When teaching English, we focus on the following areas:
All these areas are taught through a structured lessons which takes place on a daily basis. Children have access to the age-related skills and knowledge contained in the National Curriculum. Lessons involve differentiated scaffolding and access to additional support materials to ensure all children achieve in a lesson. Through the teaching of reading and writing, we expose children to a variety of high quality texts.
Reading at Kitwell
Reading Reward Scheme:
We will be continuing with our Reading Reward Scheme . For this, children can be rewarded with a certificate and sticker for reading at home and having their diary signed.
The awards are as follows:
Phonics at Kitwell
In Key Stage 1 we use Floppy's Phonics to aid phonics teaching in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Formative and Summative Assessment at Kitwell happens via NFER tests each term and using our tracking system Insighttracking for teacher assessments.
Click on the links below to find out more...
English Reading Progression Overview
English Writing Progression Overview
Parent Information about Floppy's Phonics
Assessment of spellings and phonics example
Example phonics book lesson plan
Floppy's Phonics National Curriculum Map
Kitwell's English Non-negotiables