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Phonics

At High View we place great emphasis on the effective teaching and learning of phonics as the key to early reading and writing. Phonics is taught daily from Nursery to Year 2 following the Letters and Sounds framework, supplemented by Phonics Play. We regularly assess children's progress in order to ensure that they are keeping up with the whole class teaching and provide interventions for those that need support to embed the learning. Fun Phonics Club is run after school for selected children who would benefit from extra phonics teaching.

 

We ensure that the learning environment is phonics rich with sound buttons on displays and labels alongside a Working Wall of the phonics teaching. We prepare our children for the statutory Phonics Screening at the end of Year 1. Those who do not pass receive extra teaching for Year 2 to ensure that they meet the required standard before entering Key Stage 2. 

 

Reading

Success in reading is a huge priority at High View as research has shown that children who read at home regularly and read for enjoyment do better in school, with reading for pleasure being more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background. We encourage reading for pleasure through our Author of the Term collections in each class, the Reading Passport in Key Stage 2 alongside self selection of books from their current book band.

 

In Nursery and Reception children have a daily engaging story time in order to develop their love for reading. From Year 1 to Year 6, daily reading takes place in the form of whole class reading lessons in which children read a whole text over time, engaging with it through class discussions and showing their understanding through a range of independent activities.

 

In order to ensure that all children make progress in reading, we formally assess termly using day-to-day marking and hearing children read. We place particular emphasis on those struggling to make progress through weekly teacher led interventions, the Reading Buddy system in Year 2 and Year 3 and sponsored readers led by staff across the school in Year 2.

 

In Key Stage 2, children read for information weekly in order to inform their knowledge around their unit of work. Key Stage 2 children also engage in weekly vocabulary lessons. Please see the Reading Assessment Grid for your child's year group. 

 

Writing

At High View writing is integrated within our Discovery lessons so that all learning opportunities are used to embed writing skills. Each half term children will focus on a different genre of writing, developing their independence and deepening their understanding of the features of the genre. We ensure that writing has a clear audience and purpose, with the whole process of writing being followed from planning to editing. All writing is marked by the teacher with clear feedback about what has been done well and what the next steps are. Children are given sufficient time to respond to their marking comments. we formally assess children's writing at least termly in order to closely monitor their progress. Please see the Writing Assessment Grid for your child's year group.

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Fly Me to the Moon/Let's Celebrate!

Writing Skills
Eg, Lists, Invitations, Recounts 

Descriptions

Toy Story

Entertain

Fantasy Stories

Flower Power

Recount

Letter
Fictional Event

Animal Antics

Entertain

Fairy Tales
Traditional Tales

Our World

Inform
Report
Leaflet

Year 2

It's a Pirate's Life for Me!

Entertain
Instructions

Story

Frozen 

Inform
Non chronological reports

Letters

Fire Fire!

Recount

Diaries

An Event

Huff and Puff

Entertain

Traditional 

Narrative

Who Lives Here?

Recount

From perspectives of an animal

Letters

Diaries 

From a Tiny Seed

Entertain
Adventure Stories/ Poetry

Year 3

Meet the Flintstones

Entertain
Fairy Tales

Poetry

Alaska to Arizona

Recount
Diary

Letter

Cool Britannia

Inform
Instructions

Non-chronological report

Going on a Journey

Entertain
Adventure Stories

Tomb Raiders

Inform
Report

Letter

Let the Fun Begin

Persuade
Advert

Letter

Year 4

Groovy Greeks

Entertain

Myths and Legends
Poetry

Turismo Brazil

Persuade
Letter

Brochure Report 

Perilous Planet Earth

Inform
Fictional Explanation

Letter recounting earthquake

Monarchy

Recount
Diary

Letter

Newspaper Report

Rotten Romans

Entertain
Playscripts

Stories with historical settings

Eco Warriers

Inform
Non-chronological report

Poetry to raise an issue

Year 5

River Deep

Mountain High

Inform

Explanation

Report

Mayan Madness

Entertain
Fantasy Stories Poetry

To Infinity and Beyond

Entertain
Blog

Poetry

Keep Calm and Carry On

Persuade
Leaflet

Advert

Poster

The Mysteries of WWII

Entertain

Mystery Stories

Poetry

 

May the Force be With You

Recount

Newspaper

Recount

Biography

Year 6

Smashing Saxons
Recount

Poem - Figurative Language/Story

Up, Up and Away
Recount
Informal Letter
Diary

Who Do You Think You Are?
Biography
Non-Chronological Report

Europe

Persuade

Argument

Newspaper

Story

Can I Have Some More Please?

Story

Biography

Diary

 

Blue text shows examples of the types of writing that may be produced

Please find below a link to the Power Point Presentation  shown to parents at the Year 1 to Year 6 Reading Workshop held on Monday 7th October 2019.

 

 

Year 1 to Year 6 Reading Workshop Presentation - October 2019

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