English at Barnby Road
Many of our children have poor speech and language skills as they start school. Our EYFS team have a focus on developing language and vocabulary through high quality interactions and specific intervention programmes. This is supplemented by language and literature rich learning for children across all curriculum areas, spanning the whole school. Reading is a priority at Barnby Road – both getting the children reading as soon as possible using the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics programme, and fostering a love of reading.
At Barnby Road, we ensure that our English provision enables children:
Teaching and learning for English comes directly from our Writing Progression Map. This outlines how the National Curriculum is taught in each year across the school, making the most of approved schemes as well as cross-curricular and local links. Our Reading Progression Map, together with our Barnby Road Reading Spine, sets out how children are taught crucial reading skills, through absorbing and enjoying a wide range of quality literature, both in English lessons and through our Reading for Pleasure sessions. Spelling is taught through the RWI Spelling scheme and we have a systematic approach to teaching handwriting through the Nelson Handwriting Scheme.
You can find out more about our phonics and reading provision on our dedicated page - Phonics and Reading at Barnby Road.