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Headfield C of E Junior School

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                                                   Ofsted July 2015

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English

Literacy Policy 2017

English

At Headfield Juniors we aim to promote the highest standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

READING AT HOME

Reading at Home is an integral part of our curriculum. Children are expected to read at home with an adult of older sibling at least three times a week.

Click here for a list of useful questions to ask your child whilst reading. 

Click here for an Urdu version.

Click here for a Gujerati version

WRITING EXPECTATIONS

The National Curriculum outlines the writing objectives into lower keystage 2 (years 3 and 4) and upper keystage 2 (years 5 and 6).

Click here for the lower keystage 2 writing objectives

Click here for the upper keystage 2 writing objectives

 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

The 2014 curriculum for English has a huge emphasis on grammar and handwriting.

Click here for an explantion of the SPaG (Spellings, punctuation and grammar) terms in the National Curriculum.

Curriculum Spelling List Years 5 & 6

Curriculum Spelling List Years 3 & 4

 

Handwriting

In school we use the Penpals Handwriting scheme.  There is a Penpals app that can be downloaded should you wish to practise handwriting at home.  For more information about the Penpals handwriting scheme click here .