Writing is lead in school by Mrs. Blakely. Writing makes a significant contribution to the development of children as thinkers and learners. It is an area which is taught both discretely and as part of topic and science lessons. Children are given a wide variety of opportunities to write across a range of different genres. Teachers spend a lot of time choosing subject matter to inspire and enthuse young writers. Writing is valued across the school and displayed in a variety of areas. The link between reading and writing is very important and teachers use quality texts in the teaching of writing.
At Aintree Davenhill, we aim to foster a love of reading, enjoyment of books and lifelong learning. Children begin to learn to read through sharing stories both in school and at home. This regular home reading continues to be crucial to a child's reading success throughout both KS1 and KS2 so we really value your support hearing your children read daily.
A systematic phonics programme (Read, Write Inc) is the starting point for learning to read independently in KS1. Additionally, the Read, Write Inc Spelling Programme is introduced to Year 2 children and this carries on throughout KS2. Children develop a love of reading and decoding skills by following colour-banded books in KS1. Once in KS2, pupils begin to follow a real book programme from our very own library and have a vast selection of books to choose from. This is called the Accelerated Reading Programme. This really aims to develop reading stamina and encourage a genuine love of reading. For further information please see the phonics and reading policies.