Progression in English
KS1 & 2 Reading Scheme
Reading is really at the heart of education and underpins every subject as well as providing the life- long skills and pleasure in reading. With our Accelerated Reader program each pupil starts off by taking a quiz on the computer, led by the teacher, to ascertain which book will be appropriate for them. Once your child has finished the book they can quiz themselves on the computer at school before they move on to the next book, this checks their comprehension. In order for your child to progress quickly, we are giving a dedicated time in class every day for your child to read uninterrupted and we of course ask that they can read at home for at least ten minutes each evening (twenty minutes if they are in Year 5 or 6.) This will be rewarded with certificates and praise in school. If your child is in Key Stage One then they will remain on the colour banded book scheme until they are ready to move on to the accelerated reader scheme.
At Furzeham school we like to promote reading for pleasure. We enjoy visiting our buddy class and sharing books together. This may be our own stories which we have written or published books. We enjoy reading to each other and discussing the exciting parts of each story along with our favourite characters. This scheme is used sporadically to support the teaching of further spelling covering specific objectives, spelling patterns and rules linked to the National Curriculum.
No Nonsense Spelling - Spelling Scheme
No Nonsense Spelling is a complete spelling solution developed by the Babcock LDP Primary Literacy team, an experienced group of English advisers and all KS1-2 teachers. This scheme is used sporadically to support the teaching of further spelling covering specific objectives, spelling patterns and rules linked to the National Curriculum.
Reception and KS1 Phonics & Spelling Scheme
KS2 Read, Write Inc - Spelling Scheme