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  • To develop our pupils as Speakers and Listeners we:
    • Give them opportunities to express their ideas to a range of audiences.
    • Provide a range of opportunities and experiences where the children can rehearse and perform speaking and listening.
    • Give them opportunities to take part in group discussion and drama activities.
    • Encourage them to listen and respond appropriately to others.
    • Help them to understand the need to adapt their speech to different situations.
    • Give them opportunities to evaluate and reflect on their own speech.
    • Encourage them to use the vocabulary and grammar of Standard English whenever appropriate.
  • To develop our pupils as Readers we:
    • Teach them to read accurately and fluently using a range of strategies.
    • Give individual reading targets to children.
    • Provide a range of opportunities across the curriculum for children to further develop reading.
    • Help them to understand and respond to what they read using inference and deduction where appropriate.
    • Allow the opportunity for children to reflect on and discuss what they have read, including the language and punctuation choices made by the author.  
    • Enhance their understanding of a variety of text types including non-fiction, fiction and poetry.
    • Encourage them to develop a love of reading and become confident, fluent and independent. 
    • Teach them how to seek information and learn from the written word.
    • Use drama and role-play to engage children in the text.
  • To develop our pupils as Writers we:
    • Teach them to write effectively for a range of purposes and a range of reasons, adapting their vocabulary and style as appropriate.
    • Encourage them to write with interest, commitment and enjoyment.
    • Show them how to write in a variety of genres with different purposes such as stories, poems, reports and letters.
    • Show them how to evaluate and edit in order to improve their own writing.
    • Give individual writing targets.
    • Show them how to use punctuation to make meaning clear to their reader.
    • Give them the knowledge and the strategies to become confident and accurate spellers.
    • Teach them a fluent and legible style of handwriting, promoting an understanding of how to present work appropriately.
    • Make writing purposeful linked to a topic and other areas of the curriculum.
    • Mark work in a way which enables children to independently reflect and improve their work.
  • For further information on how to help your child develop their reading and writing, please feel free to make an appointment with your class teacher or the school’s English lead - Miss Docwra. Or alternatively, please feel free to browse the following four attachments:

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