Our Intent for English links to our overall Academy aims - see below...
At Ingoldmells Primary Academy, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers, and our English curriculum has been designed to support them in reaching that outcome.
We teach reading consistently through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme that teaches children to read effectively and quickly. Children’s progress is tracked every 6 weeks alongside their reading fluency; based upon these assessments structured interventions are swiftly put into place for any child who needs additional support.
Once our children become readers, progress in reading is celebrated through rewards and the use of the Accelerated Reader scheme. Our children are heard reading individually and in groups.
We provide opportunities for writing for purpose and we encourage pupils to see themselves as authors. We consistently follow the writing structure of ‘The Write Stuff’ by Jane Considine at Ingoldmells Academy for its clear pathway to promoting effective writing. This involves teacher modelling, experiences for children to base writing upon and opportunities for independent application both in English lessons and across the wider curriculum. The use of different ‘lenses’ for writing supports the children in remembering and applying the skills that they have been taught. Writing from experiences is an important part of The Write Stuff and this also matches the needs of our children.
Our pupils’ vocabulary is developed systematically across the whole curriculum, with key words being introduced at the most suitable stage of the child’s learning.
At Ingoldmells Primary Academy, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. We teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme that teaches children to read effectively and quickly, using a consistent Phonics programme. All pupils in Foundation Stage and Key stage 1 will receive daily teaching of synthetic phonics, sight vocabulary, decoding and encoding words as well as spelling and accurate letter formation.
We start teaching phonics in Nursery and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
Children’s progress is tracked every 6 weeks alongside their reading fluency, based upon these assessments, structured interventions are swiftly put into place for any child who needs additional support.
We believe that it is vital for phonics to be at the centre of teaching reading and writing, as these skills are essential for ensuring children can engage with the rest of the curriculum and have an impact on their future.
English Programmes of Study: