English

English

Our Landewednack English curriculum follows the National Curriculum and is enriched through opportunities for poetry recitation, talk for writing, reading for pleasure and cross-curricular reading and writing. Each class has a daily Literacy lesson with further opportunities to develop reading, writing and spoken language skills throughout the day. Spelling and handwriting skills are developed through frequent practise.  We attach great importance to the spoken word and the ability to listen and are further developing our oracy planning with the Kernow Talks Oracy Project.  Children learn to write for a variety of purposes; have the chance to explore a range of high quality texts and are encouraged to take books home to enjoy and share. 

Some of our fantastic writing:
Reading
Reading is something we enjoy and value at Landewednack. We believe all children are entitled to become confident readers, with all the skills they need to enjoy reading. Reading is a foundational skill at the heart of learning across the curriculum. 
The below reading curriculum maps and skills progression maps are used to inform our planning. Due to the mixed structure of the classes, teachers use this progression to plan our reading curriculum based on the needs and interests of their class, rather than in a fixed rolling programme. This adaptable planning allows us to use a diverse range of texts that capture the children's interests, link to their current learning, and adapt to their needs based on formative assessments. You can find our current planning here 
 
Phonics
Phonics is an important foundation of reading. Phonics is a method for teaching the reading and writing by demonstrating the relationship between the sounds of the spoken language (phonemes), and the letters or groups of letters (graphemes) of the written language.
Phonics is taught explicitly from Nursery to Year 2 using the below progression, which follows the Letters and Sounds programme. 
Writing