At Gateway Primary School we teach Literacy through phonics, GPS, reading and writing. EYFS and Key Stage One are taught phonics lessons (with a grammar focus in Year Two) and Key Stage Two are taught grammar, spelling and punctuation within their English lessons. Where possible, we teach through a book or text related to the current topic. We have Guided Reading sessions which vary between a whole class sharing a book and a carousel of activities. We encourage children to read as much as possible and want our pupils to have a love for reading.
Please read with your children as much as you can, this does not always need to be their school reading book, they could:
Share a picture or chapter book.
Read a magazine or child friendly newspaper
Look at an article online
Children will receive rewards when they read 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 times at home. Please keep track of when you read with your child and note down the number of times they have read in their reading records.
We also give out weekly spellings in Key Stages One and Two.
If you would like to further support your child with literacy please take a look at the following websites:
Thank you for your ongoing support.
On Friday 23rd April we celebrated St George's Day and a belated World Book Day by having our very own 'Story Telling Day'. During that week, each class shared a text linked to the story of St George's Day in their English lessons and we learnt the skills of telling and sharing stories by word of mouth. On the Friday, we arrived at school in our fancy dress costumes and enjoyed discussing and sharing favourite stories and books with our peers.
It was a very successful day and we all enjoyed ourselves and learnt more about storytelling and traditional tales, myths and legends.