The importance of English is recognised: as a subject in itself, in facilitating learning across the curriculum and in developing everyday communication and understanding. Pupils’ individual learning plans provide access to National Curriculum Speaking & Listening and Reading & Writing programmes of study in ways appropriate to their needs and abilities. This includes alternative and supplementary modes of communication. From Year 1 upwards B Squared is used to assess pupils’ progress in all areas of English. Phonic based reading schemes are used throughout the school and Accelerated Reading is used for all pupils who are able to access this programme. Emphasis is placed upon the teaching of phonics and all staff have received training on how to deliver the Read Write Inc phonics scheme.
At Kemball we use the following reading schemes:
Read, Write inc
Oxford Reading Tree
Dandelion Launchers and Dandelion Readers
Collins – Big Cat
Accelerated Reading Books