At Netherton Infant School we aim to promote high standards of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
Throughout the school we use different approaches to teaching and learning in English, including Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing' and Jane Considine's 'The Write Stuff'. The children are hooked into an idea, theme or story and follow a process of learning to enable them to become better writers.
We practise letter formation in handwriting on a regular basis during the week and encourage children to apply these skills in their everyday writing.
Children are given spellings every two weeks in KS1 these are taken from High Frequency Words and the Common Exception words for each Year group.