Reading and Phonics
Reading and writing go hand in hand! Children write for a range of audiences and purposes, in a variety of narrative and non-narrative genres, and through an array of media. This generally begins with a stimulus to generate ideas and discussion, which leads to the analysis of an example text being used to identify useful features. Through taking these features into account during planning, children practise specific writing skills to allow them to create their own draft, which can be edited and improved before writing a final, published piece.
We follow our writing progression of skills which maps out handwriting, composition, grammar and punctuation and the key genres covered
At Cockfield we are very proud of our pupil’s handwriting and presentation, we take particular care in our cursive handwriting style.
We use Letter-join’s on-line handwriting resource as the basis of our handwriting policy as it covers all the requirements of the National Curriculum.
Once children have completed the Bug Club phonic programme, they will progress onto learning more complex spelling patterns. We currently focus on teaching strategies to support spelling and this includes the statutory word lists.
Children will get spellings to learn once a week. Spellings are handed out each Monday and children will be tested on these words the following Friday.
Please see attached the statutory word lists for each year group. The lists are a mix of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell.