Handwriting is developed year on year, throughout the school and teachers have high expectations of presentation in all subjects.
Reading skills are taught in regular Guided Reading Sessions and we aim to instil a deep enjoyment of reading as well as teach children how to read for information. We move from teaching them to learn to read, to teaching them to read for learning. The school has a wide selection of books for the children to read and enjoy. Individual readers are regularly assessed using either the Nelson PM Benchmark Scheme or other assessment tools.
Our pupils also enjoy a wide range of opportunities to develop their writing skills in literacy lessons and in other areas of the curriculum, in particular Religious Education and History. Pupils are given a wide experience of text-types in building up their writing skills in different genres. Drama is also used to develop a deeper understanding of what makes a piece of writing effective. Assessments for writing are regular and teachers use a range of assessment tools to ensure their judgements are accurate and consistent.