Welcome to the English page of our website!
English is taught everyday by class teachers and is broken down into teaching reading and writing.
Each year group bases their teaching of writing on their year group expectations and around the topic that their year is learning about that term so that the children can have as many links to different parts of the curriculum as possible. All year groups have a text which they base their learning around each term which allows the children to understand any grammatical knowledge being taught through the use of an actual text which they are connected to.
Since January we have had a large focus on improving children's vocabulary - both phonetically and in their understanding. We feel that it is important that schools stretch and challenge children's minds in regards to vocabulary so that they can understand more in all areas of life. With this in mind, the entire school has a 'Word of the Week' which they can receive house points for (even the adults in school!). Children are encourage to use them in their writing and in every day language.
Useful websites for learning at home
Linton Children's Book Festival
Although the festival has been cancelled for his year, they have compiled a page of exciting resources.
Every day a new writing challenge is posted, there are many other activities too
Oxford Owl website
Plenty of book banded e-books, maths games and activities, spelling and times tables practice. Free to register.
A wealth of activities divided to each of the Primary school subjects.
National Geographic for Kids
Ross came into school in January and worked in all year groups. His website has lots of activities and he is also doing a daily twitter feed with particular ideas for reading and writing.
Great information covering animals, science, history and geography. There’s also a great section with lots of games.