At St Oswald’s C.E. Primary School English is identified as a stand alone subject as well as it being an essential component of all curriculum areas. We aspire to provide a wealth of experiences to develop the ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing and to listen with understanding. Reading is positively promoted through a wide selection of books and other reading material and resource material. this allows the children to become confident, enthusiastic and responsive readers.
English is taught daily as discreet lessons and reading skills are taught during the Class E.R.I.C time- Everyone Read In Class. Guided Reading sessions are part of our daily literacy lessons. A teacher will share a text and scaffold the discussion with a group of similar ability children.
The following websites are recommended in supporting children in all areas of English.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/ Different spelling, punctuation and grammar games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/spelling/play/ A great spelling activity for children
http://www.poetryarchive.org/ A collection of recordings of poets reading their own works, with texts.
Reading is a window of opportunity into so many different worlds. We encourage all children to read aloud to an adult and to share books at home regularly.
The recommended reading lists from the National Literacy Trust;
Books with Hooks http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/assets/0000/0936/Books_with_Hooks_booklist.pdf these books are recommended lists for 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.