We aim to develop pupils’ abilities within an integrated programme of speaking and listening, reading and writing. Pupils will be given opportunities to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English within a broad and balanced curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught literacy skills.
We are a Talk for Writing school and have been successfully using this approach to deliver our teaching of writing for several years resulting in very quick progress for our pupils and placing us top in Godalming for progress and 3rd in Surrey for the past 2 years. Use the button below to find out more or join us in school to see it in action at one of our termly Open Classrooms!
We will be working with the rest of the schools in the Godalming Learning Partnership over the course of the next academic year (2020-21) to further develop our skills in this approach and support its introduction across the Partnership.
We use the Jane Considine Book Talk approach to deliver Whole Class Reading from Key Stage One, in the early days this will be complemented by individual reading practise and phonic teaching. This allows us to develop children's comprehension and ability to analyse a text whilst engaging in meaningful discussion with their peers and teachers so that good quality language and responses are modelled and practised.