English

We want our pupils to become life long readers, writers and communicators. At COBs we will support pupils to make rich connections between what they read and what they write. Pupils will be provided with the skills needed to write for different purposes that are relevant to them. They will be given time to practise skills learnt so that they become fluent readers and writers.  Our curriculum builds on previous knowledge and skills acquired the previous year or at a previous setting and provides pupils with the opportunities to practise and further develop these skills and deepen their understanding. A range of high quality texts are used to enrich the teaching and learning in every year group and provide memorable and enriching experiences for our pupils.

Half term

Topic

Assessment objectives: Skills/Knowledge

Links to intent

Autumn 1

How to build a human

 

Intelligence

Reading

Pupils are taught reading using the following strategies:

-          Whole group guided reading

-          Daily phonics using Read, Write Inc

-          Individual reading sessions

-          Whole class reading for enjoyment

 

Writing

Suggested genres:

Writing to entertain  - setting and character descriptions

Writing to inform – instructional writing, explanation and non-chronological texts.

The National Curriculum reading objectives will be taught throughout the pupil’s time at COBS. 

 

 

 

Pupils will learn how to:

Use word reading skills and strategies

Understand and interpret texts

Engage with and respond to texts

 

The National Curriculum writing objectives will be taught throughout the pupil’s time at COBS. 

 

 

Pupils will learn how to:

Create and shape texts

Structure and organise text

Structure sentences and punctuate

Understand Word structure and spelling

Present their work

 

Ensure pupils are not disadvantaged by exclusion/mastery in essential skills – teaching pupils key skills in reading and writing which will equip them for their future life.

 

 

 

 

Resilience and stamina developed through ongoing feedback – pupils given the opportunity to redraft their writing, be given positive feedback, celebrate small successes.

 

 

 

Ensure pupils leave us with meaningful qualifications – pupils given the opportunity and the skills to perform well in end of KS tests.

 

 

 

Enjoyment of learning – pupils will have access to high quality engaging texts and purposeful tasks will be planned that will motivate, engage and inspire.

 

 

 

High expectations – pupils will have the opportunity to close any gaps in learning and will be provided with the knowledge and skills that are valued by society.

Autumn 2

Dragon’s Den

Gadgets, gizmos and games

Reading

Pupils are taught reading using the following strategies:

-          Whole group guided reading

-          Daily phonics using Read, Write Inc

-          Individual reading sessions

-          Whole class reading for enjoyment

 

Writing

Suggested genres:

Writing to entertain – narrative (Traditional stories, fairy stories and stories from the same author)

Writing to inform – letters and invitations

Spring 1

0121

Dungeons and Lairs

Reading

Pupils are taught reading using the following strategies:

-          Whole group guided reading

-          Daily phonics using Read, Write Inc

-          Individual reading sessions

-          Whole class reading for enjoyment

 

Writing

Suggested genres:

Writing to entertain – in character/role.

Writing to inform – non-chronological reports.

Spring 2

Wild Worlds

Amazing Spaces and Places

Reading

Pupils are taught reading using the following strategies:

-          Whole group guided reading

-          Daily phonics using Read, Write Inc

-          Individual reading sessions

-          Whole class reading for enjoyment

 

Writing

Suggested genres:

Writing to entertain – descriptions of settings and characters, narrative (Stories with a familiar setting) Writing to inform – instructions.

Summer 1

Planet Earth and Beyond

Can you eat it?

Reading

Pupils are taught reading using the following strategies:

-          Whole group guided reading

-          Daily phonics using Read, Write Inc

-          Individual reading sessions

-          Whole class reading for enjoyment

Writing

Suggested genres:

Writing to entertain – poetry, narrative (stories with predictable and patterned language)

Writing to inform – non-chronological reports

Summer 2

Carnivals and Cakes

Expeditions and Adventures

Reading

Pupils are taught reading using the following strategies:

-          Whole group guided reading

-          Daily phonics using Read, Write Inc

-          Individual reading sessions

-          Whole class reading for enjoyment

 

Writing

Suggested genres:

Writing to entertain – narrative (Stories from other cultures, extended stories, significant authors)

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