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Reading

At Green Hammerton School, competence in reading is the key to independent learning. Therefore the teaching of reading is given a high priority. Success in reading has a direct effect on progress in all areas of the curriculum and is crucial in developing children’s self-esteem, confidence and motivation.

It is our aim to develop enthusiastic and confident readers who can understand a wide range of texts. Children read for interest, information and enjoyment.

 

Writing

Our teaching of writing starts with immersion in quality texts. We believe that it is essential that children see what good writing looks like. If they love reading it, then children are more likely to want to write it!

Our children are encouraged to write in different contexts for a range of purposes and audiences, and to organise the content of what is written in ways appropriate to the purpose. They are encouraged to use spelling, punctuation and syntax accurately and with confidence, as well as developing mature, fluent, legible handwriting.

Children are given a range of opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills across the curriculum. Every lesson can be an English lesson!

 

At Green Hammerton, we also hold some very exciting and memorable events throughout the school year to promote and celebrate English, including: The P (poetry) Factor, Book week, visits from poets/authors, debating competitions, Spelling Bee, entry into national writing competitions, reading cafes and bedtime story sessions.

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