English at Donisthorpe
Reading is a fundamental part of everything we do at Donisthorpe. Children are exposed to high quality texts across the curriculum and reading skills are taught explicitly in all year groups.
Alongside the skills of decoding and comprehension, discussion of texts encourages children to think as a reader and discuss their preferences, likes and dislikes. Reading for pleasure is a cornerstone of our approach, with a well-stocked and well organised school library which children access both within the timetable and in their own time.
We use the Sounds Write Phonics program. Please click the link below for further details.
Writing is taught through a range of exciting stimuli which includes books, film clips, artefacts, visitors and real life experiences. We strive to equip children to develop a rich vocabulary which can help them bring pupil's writing to life.
Basic skills and non-negotiables underpin writing in all areas of the curriculum. Teachers model the writing process and demonstrate the ambitious high standards expected of all children. Every child is encouraged to let their imagination and personality shine through in their writing.