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" A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them." National Curriculum 2014 

 

 

At St Paul’s we work to encourage our pupils to speak, read and write fluently so they can communicate their ideas confidently to others. Reading is the key to all our learning and we endeavour to create a lifelong love of reading in all our children. We have recently reviewed our reading scheme and have introduced Phonics Bug and Bug Club resources across the school. We encourage all our children to read for pleasure and to visit the school library regularly.

In Early Years and Key Stage 1 the children follow a structured phonics programme, Read, Write Inc to develop word reading skills; alongside this we develop comprehension skills by reading and discussing a wide range of texts. Reading widely helps to increase the children’s vocabulary, develop their imagination and increase their knowledge of the world in which we live.  

The children develop their writing skills using a cross curricular approach in their learning and this is supported by our Cornerstones Curriculum  Resource. Spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting are taught in line with the National Curriculum as key

elements in producing effective writing.

Have a look at some aspects of literacy at St Paul’s.

World Book Day

We were happy to celebrate world book day together even though it was delayed due to the bad weather. Our day started with a whole school assembly led by Year 2 and we then took part in a variety of book related activities. Many parents came in to read to us, we had different year groups reading to each other and book swaps. We even took part in a book aerobics session. Look at some of our photographs.

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Northern Arts Factory Performance

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Year 2 showcased all their hard work with The Northern Arts Factory in their performance this morning. We have been working on pieces inspired by 'Jack In The Beanstalk.' We have loved our time with the theatre group and thinking about the traditional tale during workshops has definitely sparked our imagination!

Northern Arts Factory

Our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils have been working with staff from The Northern Arts Factory to develop their Literacy skills in a creative way.

Year 3 based their activities on their class novel, Stig of the Dump, whilst Year 4 worked on Charlotte's Web. Both groups were developing their vocabulary for writing.

 

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English Displays

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World Book Day

 

We have had another fabulous World Book Day at St Paul's! Year 2 led a brilliant assembly and then all the classes took part in some lovely activities all to do with books. We are looking forward to the Book Fair on Monday!

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Writer of the Month-Each month two children are selected as the Writer of the Month for their class. They receive a pencil and writing book as a way of celebrating their achievement.

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World Book day

School was a very interesting place to be on World Book Day. Children and staff came to school dressed as a word ~ with some very creative costumes. Year 2 started the day leading a school assembly. Each class contributed some of the work they had covered on books and stories during the assembly. We were happy to have some parent volunteers who came to read their favourite children's stories to us and we also had the opportunity to hear a story from a different teacher and to have some quiet reading time ourselves. Later in the day we took part in a book swap - a great way to find a new book to read. Here are some of the photographs from the day.

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Superheroes take over in KS1! Children took part in a variety of Superhero themed activities.

Superheroes take over in KS1! Children took part in a variety of Superhero themed activities. 1
Superheroes take over in KS1! Children took part in a variety of Superhero themed activities. 2
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Superheroes take over in KS1! Children took part in a variety of Superhero themed activities. 4
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World Poetry Day

We enjoyed writing and performing our own poetry.

 

Special Assemblies

 In assemblies we develop our writing, reading and speaking and listening skills.We celebrated the long reign of our Queen.

 

 

 

World Book Day

 

Educational Visits provide a stimulus for writing

 

 

 

Literacy displays in the classrooms

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