On this page you will find information about how English is taught at Princess Frederica. This includes phonics, early reading, guided reading and writing.
Phonics and Reading
Reading is an important part of daily life at our school and children are encouraged to read from a young age. Children begin to develop a love of books from entry into Nursery; this is also where we begin our delivery of the Letters and Sounds synthetic phonics programme. When children move into Reception, daily synthetic phonics teaching becomes part of the delivered curriculum.
We are often asked which reading scheme we use with our children. As children learn to read, we believe it is important that children develop a range of skills and do not just read by sounding out each word. For this reason, we use age and stage appropriate books from a range of reading schemes. These include but are not limited to; Oxford Reading Tree, PM+ and Ginn. As the children's reading skills develop, they will advance from our reading schemes to the Accelerated Reader programme.
You will find more information on both how the school teaches reading and phonics by clicking on the reading outline document below.
Enjoyment of reading at Princess Frederica
Please see the reviews below from visiting authors about the school. You will also find a recommended reading list that gives ideas on the kinds of books children may enjoy reading and are pitched at their age group.
Recommended Reading List
Writing is taught at Princess Frederica with an emphasis on the use of quality texts to inspire writing of the highest quality.
You will find more information on how the school teaches writing by clicking on the writing outline document below.
The document below gives an overview of what key texts are used and when they are used in each year group. It also links the key text to the genre.