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English at Eastrop

At Eastrop, our English leader is Mrs. Saunders. 

 Our English Vision for Eastrop 

At Eastrop Infant school we want all children to develop a life-long love of reading, writing, language and communication. We believe that reading should be at the centre of the children’s learning and we deliver our English curriculum as part of our book led curriculum. Through our book led curriculum we ensure that all children explore high quality children’s literature which will interest, inspire and excite their learning.

Our approach to teaching English is underpinned by engaging learners in curriculum that places high quality children’s literature in the centre of their learning.  By exploring these texts, children of all abilities develop the skills to become confident speakers and then transfer these skills into their written compositions.

Through our English lessons we engage the children’s learning by exploring different genres of writing, such as; narratives, instructions, explanations, persuasion, descriptions, comparisons, summaries and evaluations. We aim to make writing fun, creative, purposeful and stimulating for our children by engaging the children’s interests.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum for KS1 across our school.

Outside of our English lessons, we also deliver discreet phonics, handwriting, spelling and reading sessions.

Useful websites to use at home for practising phonics 

Please note that the links below will take you to external content on websites owned and developed by other people. 

Letters and Sounds – games and activities linked to each key phase 

BBC Bitesize - activities for children in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) 

Jolly Phonics on YouTube– demonstration of correct pronunciation of phonemes 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics – lots of YouTube phonic sessions 

Phonics Play - with lots of interactive games and activities linked to each key phase. 

Key Information for Parents 

Meeting age related in KS1