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English Curriculum – Talk for Writing

At Eastbury Community School Primary, we provide an appropriate, inclusive engaging English curriculum.  The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum.  We want all children to be excellent communicators, to listen actively and to speak with confidence. At Eastbury Community School Primary, children are helped to develop a love of reading and to become skilful and imaginative writers. 

Talk for Writing allows children to develop their oracy and writing skills.  By pairing actions with the words, it allows the text to stay in the long-term memory.  Our children will have the opportunity to learn a particular genre over three weeks and through teacher scaffolding, such as shared writing, they develop their writing skills which will allow them to produce a piece of independent work which is assessed.

Phonics – Letters and Sounds

We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more a child wants to find out. It is therefore vital that your child finds learning to read and write a rewarding and successful experience. 

Here at Eastbury Community School Primary School, we base our phonics teaching on Letters and Sounds to support our children with reading and writing.  Our aim is for our children to be able to read with accuracy and confidence and above all to love reading. 

When learning to read, the children will:

  • learn that sounds are represented by written letters;
  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/ letter groups using simple picture prompts;
  • learn how to blend sounds
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out; and
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions

When learning to read, the children will:

Learn that sounds are represented by written letters; learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/ letter groups using simple picture prompts; learn how to blend sounds; read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out; andshow that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

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