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At Knights Enham Junior School we provide…

Inclusive and ambitious learning experiences where our school community feels safe and motivated to achieve their best.

‘Together We Achieve’

 

At Knights Enham Junior School English is taught daily.  Children will continue to build on their English learning journey in Year 3 through to Year 6.  Our aim is to provide children with valuable and relevant English and Literacy skills that enable them to be confident in using them.

 

We assess children regularly to ensure they are keeping up with the curriculum.  We offer additional support for those children who require it and we challenge our more able children through a varied and enriched English curriculum. Children who are not yet free readers continue reading Oxford Reading Tree books and if children require further phonic teaching we base our intervention on the Letters & Sounds program. 

 

Our English curriculum is book led which exposes the children to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Each unit of work provides the children with the opportunity to create at least two writing outcomes. Mrs Borough works with Mr Parkinson to ensure all the texts are current and exciting for the children.

 

Phonics at KEJS

 

Why?

Schools need to prioritise teaching the alphabetic code to pupils, of any age, who are not able to decode accurately or who are otherwise at risk of not learning to read…. In primary and secondary schools, teachers and leaders need to identify quickly those pupils who are finding it hard to grasp any of the code they have been taught. Intervention is most effective when it occurs promptly.

Ongoing assessment of all children’s phonic knowledge is critical to identifying pupils who need intervention. They need to be taught the alphabetic code as effectively and as swiftly as possible so that they do not fall behind their peers, and so that they have full access to the curriculum that proficient reading gives them.

What? 

Rapid phonics intervention programme delivered daily by LSAs during whole class spelling time.

How?

  • Delivered across the school 
  • Teachers identify children who they suspect of having gaps in their phonics knowledge in reading, spelling or both. This will be done using professional judgement, data from infant school (phonics check and Yr 2 SATs) and evidence from book.
  • LSAs will use the placement tests to determine where children need to begin on the programme to provide a benchline. 
  • Children will be grouped according to their starting points. .
  • All LSAs are trained to deliver the programme.
  • In addition, LSAs will also read with children in the phonics programme 3 times a week using the matched phonically decodable books for the level the children are currently working on.

 

The document below give you a whole school overview of English in school.

Please see our English Policy for more information.

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