We held two Parents' Information Evenings to introduce our new programmes for Reading, Maths, Spelling and Assessment earlier this year.
Please follow the link below to watch them.
English is taught through our skills based curriculum, incorporating the requirements of the New Curriculum through cross curricular learning experiences. This approach enhances and enriches the children’s learning of English skills, making them relevant and meaningful. Discrete English teaching is also a daily occurrence; ensuring that the necessary spelling, punctuation and grammar expectations are met.
At EBJS each child is allocated a reading book through Accelerated reader and will complete a comprehension quiz on completion of each book. They will also take part in Book Talk sessions three times a week which will focus on fluency and comprehension. All year groups are expected to read to an adult at home at least three times a week.
Spelling rules are taught through a weekly spelling lesson. These will be displayed in the classroom and practised through regular dictation exercises. Year 3 /4 and 5/6 spelling lists will be sent home at the start of term for the children to learn. These will be tested during a weekly spelling bee.
The teaching of writing focuses on a variety of different genres; linked to all curriculum areas, which are first explored and then modelled through the use of sentence stacking and guided writing. The children then move onto developing their own writing in the chosen genre. Ongoing assessment takes place through Big Write, which occurs twice each term allowing teachers to track the progress of writing skills. After each task new targets are set for the children to work on.
Speaking and listening are essential skills that are developed regularly alongside other objectives. Children are taught to develop and apply speaking and listening skills to suit a variety of audiences and for different purposes. They are given opportunities to tell and listen to stories and explore, develop and justify ideas and opinions in both formal and informal contexts. They are also encouraged to express themselves creatively in improvisation, role play, poetry recitations and other drama.
INFORMATION ABOUT MATHS
To enable our children to achieve their potential in Maths, we use the Abacus programme. Please watch the short videos below to see our methods.
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