At Woodcroft, the teaching of English is approached through all curriculum areas, with links being made with other subjects as far as possible. We follow the National Curriculum English Programmes of Study for Key Stages 1 and 2 (2013) and the Communication & Language and Literacy sections of the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (2012.)
Click on this link for an English curriculum overview.
Woodcroft’s English policy can be viewed here: English Policy
Phonics is an essential part of learning to read. These links show how we approach the teaching of phonics and also how you can support your child with reading at home.
We have end-of-year expectations of the children’s learning, linked to the English curriculum. They can be found here:
Help at Home
To support your child further, this Progress in English document Progress In English gives further advice. It is based on the old curriculum but the advice is still valid: click on the link here…Progress In English
Books and Reading
Do you want some ideas of what books to encourage your child to read at home? Try out some of the website below by clicking on the links…
Little Parachutes…picture books for young children to help deal with life’s challenges
Lovereading4kids…helping you choose the best books for children
Book Trust…inspiring a love of reading
Britannica Online…Explore the updated online encyclopedia with thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites
Fantastic Fiction…Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors, information on over 350,000 books
Visit a curriculum subject page by clicking the link listed below: