We hope this information is useful. We are here to help your child to achieve their very best. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.
KS1 Literacy Co-ordinator
Key Stage 2 (KS2) Literacy
English is taught through a daily Literacy lesson following the Literacy Strategies and Primary Framework.Those pupils requiring extra support with aspects of the subject may be offered small group sessions for up to, forty five minutes a week to address their specific requirements.
With the introduction of a new element to the end of KS2 National SATs, extra emphasis is being placed on Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG) with at least one weekly lesson focusing exclusively on this, in addition to its inclusion in the units of work covered.
During the school year we regularly have Literacy focus days or weeks, notably in November with the Book Fair, which is always supported so generously by our parents – thank you.
In March we participate in World Book Day and our annual parade around the school playground dressed as our favourite book characters is a sight to behold!
We endeavour to arrange a visit each year from an author and in recent years we have been entertained by David Horner, Eammon Reilly and Tony Robinson.
Many children within the school have also entered national writing competitions successfully having their poems or stories published.This year we are offering the children the opportunity to enter the BBC 500 words competition, so watch this space!
In this, our Golden Jubilee year, we will be producing a book of “recollections” about St Hugh’s which everyone in the school will be contributing to and will be available to purchase in April. The actual title is yet to be decided on and there will be a competition within the school for the cover design!
We recognise that as parents you support your children’s progression in English and below are some websites that may be of interest to you.
Keep reading and writing!
Useful website links:
BBC Schools - huge variety of sites to support Literacy for all ages and abilities
Two publications that you may also find useful are:
KS2: Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary.
KS1: Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary