All children are engaged in daily guided reading lessons using a range of text types linked to the different areas of the curriculum. Through these lessons children develop their critical thinking and language skills as well as knowledge of different subjects.
All children in Reception and Year 1 are engaged in the daily teaching of phonics following the Read, Write, Inc programme. From Year 2 most children are ready to build on this solid foundation of phonics and are taught spelling and grammar within the context of high quality texts during English lessons.
In Key Stage 2 grammar and spelling are taught holistically and then apply the skills learned across the curriculum.