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Literacy Key Stage 1

Teaching should ensure that work in 'speaking and listening', 'reading' and 'writing' is intergrated.

In Literacy, during Key Stage 1 pupils learn to speak confidently and listen to what others have to say. They begin to read and write independently and with enthusiasm. They use language to explore their own experiences and imaginary worlds.

 Pupils are taught phonics daily through Progression in Phonics, in the early stages they learn songs from the Jolly Phonics scheme which support learning by making it fun and memorable. They also learn spellings and rules from the new National Curriculum in Year 2 and in year 1 once they have completed Phase 5 of Progression in Phonics. Pupils are taught joined handwriting to aid fluency and help with spelling.

Reading is taught alongside phonics and by using a range of schemes and real “banded” books. Learning in Literacy fosters familiarity with a range of different text types such as recount, traditional tales, poetry, drama and instructions. Teaching encourages links with other subjects which gives content and context to the learning.