The teaching of English at Phoenix Infant School is enjoyable, motivating and challenging. We teach basic skills and ensure we provide a rich, meaningful and engaging environment. Reading and Writing is encouraged throughout the whole of the curriculum as we strive to inspire a lifelong love of books and Literature. Below are the current policies for English and explain further how Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Phonics are taught throughout The School.
Autumn Term 2020
Authors we have been learning about in the Autumn Term
In class 6 our author this Autumn term is Michael Rosen. We have created our own version of the poem 'These are the hands' . We made a prediction what might happen at the end of the story Chocolate cake. We also wrote about which part we liked best in the story of Rover.
Class 6 have been learning about Michael Rosen for our author week. In this lesson we read the story of We're going on a Bear Hunt and decided on actions for the words. Take a look at us in action.
This week in English Class 6 started to look at a new book called A River by Marc Martin. Today we pretended we were in the jungle. We closed our eyes and listened to a real life jungle. After this , we spoke about all the images and things we pictured in our heads.
In class 3 we have been reading 'Rapunzel'. Children took turns acting out how they thought a witch would walk and talk. Then a few children told the rest of the class how they would feel if they were trapped in a tower.
In F2 there are always opportunities for writing. The children have been practicing writing their name and the letter sounds we have been learning. Children have explored mark making both indoors and outdoors and through role play activities.
In classes 1 and 2 the children have been accessing the books independently and have enjoyed sharing books both indoors and outdoors.
Here in nursery we love mark making. Mark making is the very beginning of children writing. They can often tell exactly what they have "written" and take great pride in what they have done. We mark make in lots of different ways, from brushes on the outside walls to chalk boards to clipboards and pens, we even mark make in mud! These marks are the start to their journey to being authors and artists.
We love books in nursery. We always have a story of the week and read story everyday. Children can access books all through the day and we encourage children to role play stories they have read. We also learn a nursery rhyme a week to help with all elements of literacy.