Roose Community Primary School considers the skills and pleasure gained from English, literacy and language to be essential to lifelong learning. We endeavour to teach and guide children through the English National Curriculum whilst encouraging and promoting a love of literature, stories and the spoken word.
‘All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.' (The National Curriculum in England (DfE) 2013)
At Roose, English is at the core of our curriculum, permeating all areas of school life to ensure our children are given the opportunity to deepen their learning. The skills of literacy and English are taught through a daily English lesson. We also have daily handwriting and spelling/phonics sessions which support children to access the curriculum. Children take part in regular guided reading and individual reading sessions too. These skills are then transferred to other curriculum areas where children are expected to demonstrate the skills they have developed.
Our love of books and literature is obvious through the many opportunities we give children to take part in special activities such as; World Book Day, Roald Dahl Day, book weeks, plays, theatre visits, workshops by authors and actors to name a few. Most of all, we encourage and use inspirational stories and texts which the children enthuse about and immerse themselves in.
Our main Reading Scheme is Oxford Reading Tree and this is supplemented by other schemes to extend and broaden understanding.
Phonics is taught through Letters and Sounds and Phonics Play.
Spelling in Key Stage 2 is taught through “No Nonsense Spelling”