Our Intent for Phonics and Early reading:
At Mountnessing our intent is to ensure all our children can become fluent readers and writers. We teach early reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We teach phonics from Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression which ensures all children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code mastering phonics to read and spell as they move up through the school. We ensure we have a strong focus on language development because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects. It is our intention that by the time children leave our school they can read confidently for meaning and regularly enjoy reading for pleasure. We want all our readers to be equipped with tools to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary and to see themselves as confident readers for both pleasure and purpose.
Our Intent for Reading
We want all children to have a love of reading and access to a variety of different authors and genres including non-fiction, multi-cultural and poetry texts. They will build upon a good knowledge of phonics taught through a systematic approach and will be able to apply these skills to decode words they read. Our children will be able to read confidently showing a good understanding of what they are reading by exploring new vocabulary and taking part in class discussions where they will be able to share their ideas, thoughts, and opinions. We want all children to leave our school being able to read confidently for meaning and regularly enjoy reading for pleasure. We want all our readers to be equipped with tools to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary and to see themselves as confident readers.
Our Intent for Writing
For children to become confident writers who have a love of writing! They will learn skills in phonics, spelling and communication and language and will be able to express themselves in written form. Our children will learn to write for different purposes, audiences and in their own unique style, taking pride in their presentation and handwriting. Children will develop their creativity and stamina in writing through frequent writing opportunities. These skills will be taught through a progressive and engaging topic based curriculum.