The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Lordsgate, we work alongside the Lancashire Key Learning Indicators of Performance in each year group to assess children against age related expectations parents are informed on a termly basis whether children are working towards, working at or working above their age related expectation.
English Curriculum Coverage
The units covered in each class are laid out in our curriculum overview summary document.
Resources to support parents with English
There are a selection of resources to help parents support their child with reading, spelling and grammar in our 'Resources for parents section'
What is Letters and Sounds?
Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
At Lordsgate Township C E Primary School we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics resource and the LCP Phonics plans supplemented by Jolly Phonics to deliver daily phonics sessions for all children in Reception to Year 2. Each session lasts approximately 20 minutes. Children will be matched to the correct phase for their development.