Phonics is taught across the school using Rising Stars Phonics
We use Rising Stars - Reading Planet as our main reading scheme which is online as well.
We have also just started using The Reading Rainbow to support the teaching of reading across school. More information will be added about this soon.
At Oldswinford, we have adopted Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ as a model to improve achievement in writing. ‘Talk for Writing’ advocates that children imitate the key language needed for a particular genre orally, before reading and analysing it. Through fun activities they rehearse retelling the text, then through shared and guided writing they are shown how to craft their writing in the same style. The approach includes imitation, innovation and independent application (invention).