Curriculum Leader: Miss J. Kilgallon
At Sutton Ook CofE Primary School, we aim to develop the children's love of reading and writing through a language rich curriculum, driven by language rich texts.
The teaching of reading is a high priority across school. We recognise the importance of using a synthetic phonics program and at Sutton Oak we use the RWI program from the Foundation Stage upwards, to equip our children with the phonic knowledge needed to help them to read and write.
When the children have progressed through the RWI program, teaching staff use 'real' texts to teach guided reading. The aim of this is to enrich the children with language and develop their love of reading.
Reading at home
We have also introduced 'Reading through the Rainbow'. This is an initiative to promote and encourage children to read at home.
The teaching of writing is also a high priority across school. To ensure that children are equipped with the basic skills needed to help them to write, children have daily SPaG and English lessons. Staff also ensure that the children are provided with writing opportunities in other areas of the curriculum, to allow them to transfer the skills taught during SPaG and English lessons.