Children at Lambton all have a wide variety of English experiences including the following: speaking, listening, reading, writing, spelling and handwriting. This is done through daily dedicated English lessons. Pupils are encouraged to reinforce the skills they have learnt by using them in cross-curricular reading and writing.
Spelling punctuation and Grammar are taught daily, and children are encouraged to use these elements across all their writing.
We involve the children in choosing high-quality texts to stimulate discussion and provide meaningful links to the wider world whenever possible. We also use clips and short films to promote a sense of emotional literacy.
All children are encouraged to take home reading books and library books to improve their skills and to share books with adults at home. We have developed our reading scheme to match the phonics that the children are learning. This means that the children are successful when reading and this develops a love of reading.
Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive phonics teaching every day through Read Write Inc.
As children move through school, they use the accelerated reader programme. When children read a book. they complete a quiz about it to develop comprehension skills. The children enjoy receiving points when they complete the quizzes.
Whole school events such as Roald Dahl Day and Word Book Day are also celebrated, allowing the older children in KS2 to buddy with EYFS and KS1.