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English concentrates on four key skills that your child needs to get the most out of all their learning at school – speaking, listening, reading and writing.  The children follow the 2014 English programme of study and are supported by a wide variety of resources, which are matched to their needs. The teaching staff develop the children’s literacy skills to the highest possible standard, through an exciting and stimulating programme. 

 

Speaking and listening:

Speaking and Listening skills have often taken second place to reading and writing in recent years however at Penruddock we feel strongly that this balance needs to be changed.  Verbalising is important for cognitive and social development and learning.  A skilful use of words is a pre requisite for good relationships in life and in work.

As English continues to develop its status as the global language for commerce and intercultural communication, individuals will need fluency and increasing accuracy in spoken language. 

 

Reading:

Reading opens the door to all learning and encourages the development of imagination and creativity.  At Penruddock School we expose our pupils to a rich diet of diverse texts and to a wide range of literary individuals– novelists, artists,

journalist and librarians who can share their own personal experiences and enthuse our pupils.

 

Writing:

New technologies offer endless possibilities for different forms of writing and the repertoire is expanding.  At Penruddock we embrace new technologies but recognise that an ability to write and communicate your ideas in a form

appreciated or understood by others is still fundamental to the future of all learning. Therefore teaching of high quality writing for a variety of purposes remains one of our highest priorities.

 

 

Phonics

At Penruddock Primary School we make use of the Phonics Bug programme to support learning of synthetic phonics at Key Stage One and Reception. Phonics Bug is a multi-sensory programme which makes great use of online resources. It features a great many familiar characters such as CBeebies' Alphablocks. Your child's class teacher can issue you with login details so that you can access resources at home. There are even videos that you can access via youtube.

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