Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 1PG

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English

We believe that language development is most important to a child's all round development. If a child cannot communicate effectively and read well, then all other aspects of the child's learning may be hindered.
Writing
 
 Our aim at Pinkwell is to make writing fun! Pupils are given opportunities to write in all areas of the curriculum for a variety of audiences and purposes.  
 
Grammar, punctuation and spelling is taught explicitly, as well as embedded within English lessons.

Reading


The ultimate purpose of children learning to read is that they read for pleasure and that they are able to use the printed word with ease and confidence as a source of information. When teaching reading we use a variety of strategies including phonics, word recognition (look and say), use of picture cues etc. These methods are supported by a cross-section of reading materials, which includes our core reading scheme: the Oxford Reading Tree. We use Letters and Sounds as our phonics scheme. We believe that a partnership between home and school is vital for success in reading and seek to involve parents in many ways.

Speaking and Listening


Speaking is our primary form of communication. We listen for pleasure, to hear instructions and to gather information. We aim to teach children to listen carefully and respond clearly; helping them to develop confidence in a range of situations.

 

Speaking and Listening Policy

Phonics Policy