English at Treverbyn Academy
Efficient communication of ideas and emotions in oral and written form is vital to all aspects of a child's learning and meaningful participation in wider society. Therefore, English is held at the core of our curriculum.
Our aim is for all Treverbyn children to not only be confident and enthusiastic speakers, readers and writers, but for them to develop a true love of literature. We embed opportunities and activities for the development and consolidation of these skills throughout all aspects of each day. Included in this provision are opportunities for speaking and drama activities as well as reading and writing in different styles and for different purposes and across cultures.
We place a high priority on speaking and listening because children need a fluent command of language in order to understand the cultural, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the world. To develop this, they need exposure to language through first-hand experiences, quality conversations and access to quality literature.
Our library, reading areas and cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning all serve to build a community of life-long, passionate readers.
Read, Write, Inc
We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do very well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.
In Key Stage 2, children continue to develop and apply their phonic knowledge through a carefully structured and progressive programme of spellings. Key texts are identified to support each topic and provide high-quality examples to inspire children’s learning. Intervention and differentiation are targeted for those children who require additional support.