Literacy

K1 and K2 follow the Primary National Framework in their Literacy studies, which consist of three study blocks. All the blocks complement each other but can be taught in any order, allowing the teacher the choice of how to implement the progression through the year’s course of modules.

Year 1

Block A concentrates on four ‘Narrative’ units, consisting of stories with familiar settings; stories from a range of cultures; traditional and fairy tales and stories about fantasy worlds.

Block B is based upon five ‘Non-Fiction’ units, these are entitled: labels, lists and captions; instructions; recounts and dictionaries; information texts and recounts of both fact and fiction.

Block C is our ‘Poetry’ block made up of three units, the first is called ‘Using our Senses’; the second considers ‘patterns and rhymes’ and the final unit looks at ‘poems based on a theme’.

Year 2

Block A concentrates on four ‘Narrative’ units, consisting of: stories with familiar settings; traditional tales; different stories by the same author and extended stories by significant authors.

Block B is based upon four ‘Non-Fiction’ units, these are entitled: instructions; explanations; information texts; non-chronological texts.

Block C is our ‘Poetry’ block made up of three units, the first is called ‘Patterns On a Page’; the second considers ‘Really Looking’ and the final unit looks at ‘Silly Stuff’.

To accompany this creative scheme we also follow a programme called ‘Read, Write, Inc’. This is an all-encompassing scheme for Literacy which works around weekly activities of group reading, sentence writing and phonics work.