English at St Peter’s
At St. Peter’s we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics.
At St. Peter’s we offer a variety of reading books. Our core reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. The children each have a home reading book which they are encouraged to three times a week to become a ‘Reading Star’. The class with the highest percentage of reading stars at the end of the week wins 15 minutes extra play.
Spelling lists are sent home for the children to learn for a weekly spelling test. The spellings are matched to the children’s abilities.
Handwriting is practised daily. We expect a high standard of presentation in all books and children begin cursive handwriting in Reception.