Our English Vision
Our English vision is to foster a love of language and literature through the use of quality texts and books;this inspires, excites and engages our children.
At St Urban's Primary School, we aim to foster a love of language and reading and therefore, attach a great importance to enable our children to become fluent readers.
In Reception and Year One we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' phonic programme ,supported by actions used in the 'Jolly Phonics' programme. This teaches the children the sounds and tricky words needed to support them with their reading and writing.From Year 2 , this is then followed by 'No Nonsense Spelling' which teaches the children the basic skills needed to read and write words.
Grammar and punctuation is taught both explicitly and implicitly within English lessons.
Children will experience a wide range of authors and text types during their time at St Urban's Primary School. In each year group, pupils will regularly hear books being read to them, in addition to them reading for their own pleasure.