Reading, Spelling and Handwriting
In Reception and Year 1 the children follow the Speedy Sounds phonics scheme. From year 2 onwards we use the No Nonsense spelling scheme. Each class has 20 minutes of phonics or spelling lessons a day.
The video below show some examples of different spelling activities you might like to use at home to help your children learn their spellings.
We have introduced cursive (joined-up) writing to all pupils, starting from Reception. Cursive writing is recommended by the British Dyslexia Association. Reasons for starting with cursive:
- Children who first learn to write printed letter, will then need to adapt to joined-up writing.
- There is also evidence to suggest that writing can be learned more quickly and easily with cursive, as the first letters start at the same point.
- Children also learn the flowing movement of the pencil from the outset.