The children at River Beach benefit from a creative approach to Literacy, inspired by their curriculum topics. Work is planned and taught in units with, a writing outcome at the end based on a particular genre of text. Within each unit, pupils progress through the skills necessary for forming each text type and also develop vocabulary linked to the topics. During Guided Reading sessions, pupils read and respond to texts linked to the curriculum topics. They work in groups, accessing interesting and engaging texts appropriate to their ability. In addition to the creative curriculum, River Beach Primary School offers a specialised programme of literacy to small groups that require extra support in reading and writing. The scheme, Read Write Inc, supports pupils in their ability to decode words (read) and encode words (spell), as well as helping them to form accurately punctuated sentences. It is the aim of every teacher in River Beach to ensure that their class enjoy reading, writing and responding to texts, whilst raising standards for every pupil.
The breakdown of our English curriculum can be viewed here.