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Castledon School

Castledon School

English and Phonics

Literacy underpins the school curriculum by developing students’ abilities to speak, listen, read and write for a wide range of purposes, using language to learn and communicate, to think, explore and organise.  Helping students to express themselves clearly orally and in writing enhances and enriches teaching and learning in all subjects.  All teachers have a crucial role to play in supporting students’ literacy development.

The literacy curriculum is rich and varied, and is adapted to meet the needs of every student.  We the use Read Write Inc phonics programme as a basis for our reading and writing, and encourage all parents and carers to have some knowledge of this scheme.

Students are encouraged to read regularly, both in school and at home.  Reading schemes used in school include Oxford Reading Tree, Read Write Inc and Fresh Start.  Every child has the opportunity to take home a book from the library and are also provided with login details to provide access to Bug Club, a finely levelled reading scheme, which ensures that all children can find ebooks at exactly the right level for them in order to