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English teaching at Cotgrave Candleby Lane School aims to:

  • Enable children to develop a love of reading.

  • Give children opportunities to express themselves in different ways including through poetry and drama.

  • Encourage positive attitudes to all areas of English by making it purposeful and fun!

  • Ensure that children are confident and creative writers across a range of text types.

 

 

The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

§ read easily, fluently and with good understanding

§ develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

§ acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

§ appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

§ write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

§ use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

§ are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

 

Phonics and Reading at CCLS

In Foundation Stages (1 and 2) and Key Stage One, all children enjoy a daily phonics session that is based around the Letters and Sounds Scheme using the Jolly Phonics actions. Daily phonics sessions continue in Key Stage Two where appropriate which links to the school Spelling Kites (please see Spelling section).

 

Children are encouraged to read for enjoyment both at home and school. The children progress through the book bands based on the Reading Recovery Programme outlined below:

Colour Banding Chart

 

Lilac

 

Pink

 

Red

 

Yellow

 

Blue

 

Green

 

Orange

 

Turquoise

 

Purple

 

Gold

 

White

 

Lime

 

Brown

 

Grey

 

Dark Blue

 

Burgundy

 

Black

 

Poetry

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Colour Banding Chart

Not sure what to ask when you hear your child read?

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Please feel free to watch these videos that show examples of the types of questions you may want to ask your child about what they have read!

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