At Lime Academy Parnwell we follow the principles set out in the National Curriculum for English. Our key aim is to promote high standards of English to equip children with the skills to have a strong command of the spoken and written word, and develop a real love literature by accessing a wide range of reading for enjoyment.
In EYFS and KS1 we primarily teach reading and writing through an inclusive Literacy programme called Read Write Inc. Children learn to read and write through a synthetic phonics approach where they read stories and engage in partner learning. Chidlren will also access a wide range of literature within their classes.
From Years 2 to 6 we primarily follow a scheme called Literacy and Language, which integrates the National Curriculum for reading, writing and spoken language (including spelling, grammar and punctuation). Literacy is also taught across the curriculum in all year groups, specifically linked to learning in Science, IPC and RE.
Years 3-6 also follow a reading programme called 'Destination reader'. This is taught for 30-45 minutes daily by the class teacher. This programme. exposes pupils to a wide variety of literature and teaches them a range of reading skills. This programme is heavily focused on partner work and partner talk.