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English - How we teach English in our School




At St. James' CE First School & Nursery we use a phonic and reading programme called Read Write Inc to teach the children their phonic sounds. It also teaches them how to apply those sounds throughout all that they read and write.


The programme also enables the children to build up their comprehension and understanding of what
they read through writing activities linked to the books they read.


In addition to the reading they do in Read Write Inc, we also hear children read regularly through
Guided reading sessions and individually in class.


For more information on Read Write Inc visit the Read Write Inc Website


Once off the RWI programme children have daily English lessons incorporating reading, writing and SPAG.

We like to ensure that we make cross curricular links for writing wherever and whenever possible and we write though all curriculum areas.