Glemsford Primary Academy

Welcome to English

EYFS

Children build the foundations of speaking, reading and writing in our Early Years. From developing children’s vocabulary and language use through continuous provision, to encouraging gross motor skills to prepare children for the physical act of mark making and writing, all activities are carefully orchestrated to provide children with the best preparation for more formal learning in KS1.

KS1

Children in KS1 have 90 minutes of taught English a day, broken down into 45 minutes of phonics, spelling and handwriting through the Sounds-Write programme, and either a reading or writing lesson, using the CUSP curriculum.

KS2

Children in KS2 also have 90 minutes of taught English a day, broken down into a reading and a writing lesson, following the CUSP curriculum. In addition, children continue to develop their spelling and handwriting skills.

Reading

At Glemsford, reading is far more important to us than just a daily lesson.  Our library has recently been revamped and children have access to an amazing range of classic and modern fiction, as well as an informative range of non-fiction titles for them to take home and enjoy. From Year 2 up, we use Accelerated Reader to support children to choose books at a suitable level and allow them to quiz on their books to check their understanding and progress.

Oracy

We believe that children’s spoken language skills are very important to children’s learning across the curriculum. Every 3 weeks we set a whole school oracy target, introduced in an assembly and practised in classrooms.


Useful Links & Resources


Bug Club

Bug Club is our online reading scheme that is linked to the Phonics that the children are learning. They may appear easier than your child’s current reading level. However they are meant to be read independently. The children will be applying the Phonic knowledge that they have gained during lessons and reinforcing it. 

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Children all have a login for this part of the website. If you are unsure of your login please ask your Teacher.