At Wimbledon Chase Primary School we encourage children to communicate effectively, purposefully and with enjoyment through their spoken and written work.
The children have access to a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry to help them to become confident, eager and enthusiastic readers who are engaged in their own learning journey through reading. Reading skills are taught using ‘Jolly Phonics’ in Reception; the ‘Read, Write Inc’ scheme of work in KS1 and ‘Project X’ in KS2. Guided reading, comprehension, and shared reading are taught across all key stages encouraging the children to regularly read for pleasure.
Writing skills are developed through teaching a range of genres in both fiction and non-fiction providing the opportunity for the children to write for a variety of purposes and different audiences. Core skills (grammar) are taught explicitly, including spelling, punctuation, text organisation and composition and effect.
In addition, the Creative Curriculum provides an enhanced cross curricular link to English which increases the children’s enjoyment and achievement. This enables the children to have some ‘real life’ moments to write about, encouraging creative plots, thoughtful settings and exciting characters to include in their story writing.