To become a lifelong learner; children in Pebble Brook are aware that reading and writing skills are important for a whole host of activities, including; solving word problems, creating chronological reports, and decoding algorithms. Aim of all of English work is to ensure a broad and balanced delivery that has impact across the curriculum.
Talk for Writing
In 2016, the school embarked on a Talk 4 Writing project! We have been involved with schools across the north as we aim to improve writing across the phases. The project has had a successful first year and as we start on our second year, we are excited to see the children enjoy and achieve in writing.
Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they start reading and analysing it. It is delivered through a wide range activities and builds on 3 key stages; Imitation, Innovation and Invention.
Handwriting is practised frequently using a pre and cursive script. Children are encouraged to transfer this skill in their writing tasks.
At Pebble Brook, we pride ourselves on our commitment to supporting reading and writing and developing a love for books.
The children take part in weekly guided sessions. Along with independent reading and writing tasks which enable them to use the skills they are learning across the curriculum.
For children who find reading skills challenging; one of the interventions we provide is ECaR (Every Child A Reader) ECaR provides children with a focused, bespoke reading session every day; with the aim to get children to age related reading levels.