English is taught for a minimum of one hour per day through a core text. Other English activities, such as individual and group reading, extended writing, spelling and handwriting activities are also taught in addition to this. In general, English lessons will involve a mixture whole class teaching (shared text, word/sentence learning) and independent group learning, as well as a plenary session (reviewing, consolidating teaching points).
Children are encouraged to take reading books home, each child is also given a Reading Diary which is taken home along with their reading book, in order to monitor the child’s progress. It is expected that any books taken home are properly cared for and a charge will be made for any lost or damaged books.
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