English

Years 1 to 6 follow the new National Curriculum which was implemented in September 2014 (Years 2 and 6 began following the new curriculum in September 2015).

 Please click on this link for information on the English curriculum from the DFE.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study

 Phonics & Teaching of Reading

At Frithwood we are passionate about reading and basic skills are at the heart of our English programme. Children in Reception to Year 3 take part in ‘Read Write Inc’ which teaches reading and writing with a phonics focus. Guided reading takes place throughout the school on a regular basis to further develop reading comprehension skills and to promote the value of reading for pleasure.

Children from Reception to Year 4 take books home to share and read aloud from our reading scheme; and each class has a book corner where children are able to borrow books to read at their leisure in school. Children also have access to our school library which holds an array of books that children are able to borrow to take home and enjoy.

We often welcome published authors to come and speak to our children about their work, to encourage a love of books that will stay with them for years to come.