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Reading:

 

The best primary schools in England teach virtually every child to read, regardless of the social and economic circumstances of their neighbourhoods, the ethnicity of their pupils, the language spoken at home and most special educational needs or disabilities. (Reading by the Age of 6) 

 

This aspiration for each of our children is based upon the need for them to enter the world of work as articulate and literate individuals with a strong love of reading. We recognise the responsibility to send children to junior school having mastered at least the basic elements of reading. 

 

We aim to ensure that all children have the chance to follow an enriching curriculum by getting them reading early. Competence in reading is the key to independent learning and has a direct effect on progress in all other areas of the curriculum. We want our children to be ‘readers’, not just children who can read. 

 

We will ensure that all children have equal access to the curriculum, regardless of gender, race, religion or ability. Children with specific reading, speech and language or hearing difficulties will be identified and supported through support programmes in school and external help will be sought where necessary. 

 

At Manor Infant School, we are committed to ensuring high quality inclusive teaching in every class at school, to ensure that every child has access to high quality teaching. Additional adults will be deployed across the school to support this high quality teaching through flexible teaching, split inputs and lessons which are matched to meet the needs of pupils. We must make every moment at school count and therefore accelerate the progress of all pupil groups, particularly the most disadvantaged. 

 

High quality remote learning opportunities will be provided for every child who may need to self-isolate or quarantine through either the online platform ‘Google Classroom’, ‘Tapestry’ or paper packs for pupils with particularly limited or no access to the internet. These learning opportunities will be matched to those of pupils in school, or the learning that has been mapped for pupils across the school year. 

Phonics & Early Reading

 

At Manor Infant School, we use the ‘Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS)’ to teach Phonics. 

 

Please click below for more information about Phonics & Early Reading at Manor infant School.

Writing:

 

At Manor Infant School, we are striving to create a love for writing: we want every child to enjoy writing, and to find it pleasurable and meaningful, with links to their own personal experiences. This means our children will develop their speaking and listening skills, alongside their writing through the use of an engaging curriculum and rich texts and topics as a stimulus for writing. 

 

Throughout their time at Manor Infant School, children will develop their skills through a range of appropriate and engaging activities focusing on speaking and listening skills, developing towards generating a piece of writing of which are children are proud to have produced. Children will have the opportunity to exploring a range of different forms, with a focus on exploring a range of models of excellence (WAGOLLs) and using these to guide the writing process. Opportunities to write should be meaningful for our children (purpose), demonstrating the importance of audience, and relevant to our children’s interests and experiences. We expect children to continually work to the best of their ability, every time a child writes in any subject. 

 

At Manor Infant School, we recognise that although writing can be a useful tool for recording learning across the curriculum, it may not be relevant to the skills specific to foundation subjects. Therefore we ensure that we focus on the skills relevant to the subject in question, and plan opportunities for writing when appropriate and relevant to pupils’ learning. 

 

At Manor Infant School, we are committed to ensuring high quality inclusive teaching in every class at school, to ensure that every child has access to high quality teaching. Additional adults will be deployed across the school to support this high quality teaching through flexible teaching, split inputs and lessons which are matched to meet the needs of pupils. We must make every moment at school count and therefore accelerate the progress of all pupil groups, particularly the most disadvantaged. 

 

High quality remote learning opportunities will be provided for every child who may need to self-isolate or quarantine through either the online platform ‘Google Classroom’, ‘Tapestry’ or paper packs for pupils with particularly limited or no access to the internet. These learning opportunities will be matched to those of pupils in school, or the learning that has been mapped for pupils across the school year.

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