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Skegness
Junior Academy

English

We believe that reading is of vital importance. Nurturing a love of reading begins early and in collaboration with Skegness Infant Academy, we follow the Letters and Sounds approach to phonics. Children who continue to need support with reading will be encouraged to use the same strategies and once they are fully secure in all the phonic phases, Support for Spelling is used as a transition tool between year 2 and 3. Monster Phonics is a new introduction recently across years 3 to 6. Children who have not been successful in attaining the correct level in the Phonic Screen by the end of KS1 will benefit from this scheme. 

Reading

Our reading scheme is based around the Oxford Reading Tree scheme  with additional texts used to enhance the curriculum. Within our Academy we offer a wealth of books to support guided reading which, along with the Oxford Reading Tree, are book banded. We encourage our children to develop a love for reading through our regular guided reading sessions which happen daily across the academy as well as regular 'reading for pleasure' activities which take place in classrooms and in our newly refurbished library.

Reading is a tool for life. Teaching children to become excellent readers is a large and exciting part of what we do at the Academy. We aim to give each child special reading time with an exceptionally well trained adult several times a week. We need you to support with reading at home. Children need to learn to read then read to learn.

Writing is really important. We have lots of exciting opportunities to inspire pupils, giving them opportunities to include these in their work. The support provided ensures children make excellent progress. Pupils will normally experience English throughout the school day in a variety of ways through reading, writing and speaking and listening.