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