We follow the 2014 National Curriculum for Primary School pupils and increase enjoyment and engagement with many enrichment days and activities such as whole school art or science days. We regularly welcome visitors into school and enjoy lots of trips and visits. This area gives an overview of the types of things we do in school; each class has published their own planner in this area – further detail can be found in the individual class pages under the “Classes” header.
At Chinley School we introduce the children to phonics through a structured, systematic approach using Letters and Sounds materials and Jolly Phonics in Early Years and Key Stage 1. In Key Stage 2 we introduce Sound Discovery and Read, Write, Inc. Spelling programmes.
In order to foster a love of books and an interest in reading we begin the children on a journey of reading with the books and characters from the Oxford Reading Tree Range. Details can be found at www.oxfordowl.co.uk From the early days this scheme is supplemented by numerous other books to increase vocabulary, genre range and exposure to different authors. All books in our library have been aligned to the reading scheme in order to allow us to encourage your child to widen the breadth of their reading within age and ability appropriate books.
Each class shares a class novel read to them by their teacher(s) and the children enjoy discussion around books and texts in group and shared reading activities and comprehension tasks.