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Catholic Primary School

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English Year Plan

Ideas for Poetry

Bulletin 8 from Literacy Counts

The stories below have been written with love, by a granddad for his grandchildren. He has kindly donated them for all children to read and enjoy.  

Reader

What a St Swithin’s reader looks like.

 

These ideas have been developed and agreed with the children in our school. These are the behaviours and characteristics we believe a St Swithin’s reader looks like. We are readers!

Every child should: -

  • Develop their ability to read with increasing confidence, accuracy and fluency.
  • Read independently for pleasure as well as purpose.
  • Use their reading to develop and expand their vocabulary.
  • Have a positive attitude when reading, listening to and enjoying a wide range of literature (fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction)
  • Be able to discuss the texts they are reading, using evidence from the text to make inferences and predictions.
  • Use non-fiction texts to retrieve and record information for a variety of purposes across the curriculum.
  • Be able to summarise the main ideas from a piece of text.

Develop their personal views on a text, justifying their thoughts and opinions with evidence from the literature they have read.

 

 

Writing

What a St Swithin’s writer looks like.

 

These ideas have been developed and agreed with the children in our school. These are the behaviours and characteristics we believe a St Swithin’s writer looks like. We are writers!

Every child should: -

  • Plan their writing, identifying audience and purpose.
  • Write with increasing independence for a wide range of purposes.
  • Read widely, building their vocabulary and use this to help develop their personal writing skills.
  • Accurately use and understand grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Develop a personal writing style; using their imaginations to create their own authorial voice.
  • Write with pride, ensuring their presentation displays neat handwriting and all features of the text type.

Demonstrate resilience when writing; evaluating, proof reading and editing their own writing in the pursuit of improvement.

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