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Literacy

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At Oakington we are proud to encourage children to:

  • read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding using a range of independent strategies to self - monitor and self- correct
  • Have an interest in books and read for pleasure
  • Have an interest in words, their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms
  • Understand a range of text types and genre and be able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation
  • Developing powers of imagination ,inventiveness and critical awareness
  • Have a suitable technical vocabulary to articulate their responses

Approach to Phonics

Children in Reception and Key stage 1 follow the Synthetic Phonics approach using the Letters and Sounds programme. This systematic synthetic phonics programme is designed to help children become fluent readers by the age of seven. It focuses on the ‘simple view of reading’ and high-quality phonics.

 

Ways to support your child with Reading

  • Read with your child daily
  • Read to your child regularly
  • Talk to your child about what they are reading
  • Ask questions about what they are doing
  • Visit the local library

Approach to Writing

We believe that teaching children to understand the power of writing is an important part of our job as teachers. We we equip the children with the correct writing skills; they will be able to use them effectively within a literate world.

We provide our children with a stimulating writing environment provide encouragement and good quality modelling of writing. We have clear expectations of writing and communicate these targets to the children. We have high expectations of the finished writing product and encourage the children to maintain the same standards at all times.

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