Phonics and Reading
We follow a program called Read Write Inc (RWI) to teach children how to read.
Read Write Inc. Phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.
Children learn the English alphabetic code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes.
They experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.
Along with a thought-provoking introduction, prompts for thinking out loud and discussion, children are helped to read with a storyteller’s voice.
The curriculum is the subjects schools must teach as per government guidelines. They are spilt into ‘core subjects’ and ‘foundation subjects’. They are as follows:
Art & Design
Click the links below to find out more about the foundation subjects as well as the skills taught in each year group.
How do we do it here at Moorfield?
Here at Moorfield we use the Cornerstones schemes of work to meet our curriculum needs. Cornerstones provides us with a wide range of creative projects for each year group. These projects give comprehensive coverage of all National Curriculum guidelines but also provide fun and enriching lessons.
“Our four-stage pedagogy is built on academic research and years of practical teaching experience. We call it The Four Cornerstones.”
Cornerstones provides us with 4 stages of learning
– the 4 Cornerstones:
Hook learners in with a memorable experience.
Set the scene and provide the context for our learning.
Provoke curiosity using interesting starting points.
Encourage children to ask questions to provoke thought and interest.
Teach knowledge for depth of understanding.
Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation.
Provide creative opportunities for making and doing.
Deliver reading, writing and talk across the curriculum.
Provide imaginative scenarios where learning and outcome is child led and the adults are facilitators.
Provoke creative thinking.
Enable the children to provide previously learned skills.
Encourage enterprise and independent thinking.
Encourage reflective talk by asking questions.
Provide opportunities for shared evaluation.