Reevy Hill Primary School

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At Reevy Hill, we use a range of stimuli to excite and engage children whilst developing their confidence in both reading and writing.

Our English lessons follow a set Long Term Plan for high quality texts in each year group (see below). Teachers base their planning for each unit around CLPE Power of Reading.

Early reading is supported using the Little Wandle SSP (see separate Phonics Curriculum Statement). Once children are able to decode, we teach reading through reading practice sessions daily across Key Stage 2.

For KS1, handwriting is covered through letter formation aspects of the Little Wandle SSP. Once formation is secure, we use the Letter-Join Handwriting Scheme to encourage joined writing.

SPAG is taught as a separate session as well as interweaving through most, if not all writing lessons. Teachers use PIXL planning to teach the SPAG lessons.

Children are asked to read frequently at home to improve their fluency and understanding and the Reading Championship encourages children to achieve this.