At the Meads, we aim to deliver a fun, engaging and high quality English curriculum which fosters a love of reading, writing and discussion and provides our children with the tools they need to participate fully in the real world. We want all children to be confident and competent in reading, writing and spoken language skills which they can successfully apply in their everyday life.
We want our children to speak clearly, to convey their ideas fluently and confidently and to ask questions. We value the importance of using quality texts as a focus of our English teaching and we strive to create life-long readers, encouraging the children to read for pleasure and to read widely. Our engaging curriculum provides a range of opportunities for writing for purpose and audience and focuses on the whole writing process - planning, drafting, editing and publishing to develop proficiency in writing and children who regard themselves as authors.
In Reception and KS1, phonics is taught to all children on a daily basis. At The Meads we follow the Collins 'Song of Sounds scheme'. We have wide range of banded reading books which the children have the opportunity to take home three times a week, which include 'The Oxford Reading Tree' and 'Collins'.