Christmas events coming up include a whole school trip to Chatsworth House on Tues 18th December. We break up for the holidays on Wed 19th December at 13.00 and return Tues 8th January


Vocabulary Workshop 22 November 2016

Literacy Information

Recommended books for Foundation Stage

Recommended books for Year 1

Recommended books for Year 2

Recommended books for Year 3

Recommended books for Year 4

Recommended books for Year 5

Recommended books for Year 6

KS1 reading questions

KS2 reading questions

Information from the Literacy Workshop for Parents

Literacy Strategy

Our Deputy Headteacher for Achievement - Amy Ford has created a new Literacy Strategy called 'Sentence Shapes'.

There has been a trial with specific groups across the school from September to December 2015. The feedback was extremely positive so it is now being rolled out across the school in Primary, Secondary and Post 16.

All resources for this can be obtained from Reception or via your child’s English or class teacher.

Literacy Workshops

Following requests from parents and carers we have set up some workshops and they will start in April.  Please make a note of the dates and come and take part.

Sentence Shapes

Well done to all of the parents who attended the literacy workshop on Sentence Shapes. You have made a real impact on your child's learning.

The English department has collected in homework linked to the workshop from both Primary and Secondary Departments and has seen some interesting results. Out of the pupils whose parents / carers attended the session ALL of them achieved 100% correct sentence structure in the homework.  The pupils whose parents didn't attend the session only 30% achieved 100% correct sentence structure.

Here is one  pupil's example. Her structure was great. She still has some work to do on tense but that will come later. The order of the sentence and her knowledge of the type of words were great. Fantastic support from home.  This proves how much you as parents and carers can do to help our pupils learning. Great job. Keep it up.

If you couldn't attend the session and would like more information you can contact reception.

Sentence Shapes