The Mulberry Primary School advocates the ‘Power of Reading’ and ‘Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing’ teaching approaches.
A reading spine of books recommended by The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is followed to ensure all children are exposed to rich, challenging children’s literature as they move throughout the school. These books are at the core of our English planning and teachers are supported to plan stimulating lessons, using and adapting the Power of Reading’s teaching sequences.
All classes plan, draft, proof-read, suggest improvements to their own and others’ writing, edit and then produce final written pieces before reading their compositions aloud.
Cross-curricular links are made wherever possible and children write for different purposes.
All children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are taught phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme. This then continues in Key Stage 2 as necessary.
Guided Reading, Daily Supported Reading and Destination Reader are used throughout the school to develop children’s reading skills.
All classes have additional time outside the English lesson for spoken language, handwriting, spelling, grammar, reading, writing, and listening to stories.
The statutory word lists for Years 3-4 and Years 5-6 can be found here :