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Phonics and Reading Schemes

At Seaburn Dene Primary School we regard reading as a vital skill for success. With this in mind, we teach reading and writing skills daily from our very youngest children to Year 6. At Key Stage 1, we teach phonics through Read, Write Inc four days a week. Parents can support their children in learning through the Read, Write Inc parent pages. http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

 

Alongside Read, Write Inc the school uses the Oxford Reading Tree as the core scheme for guided, 1:1 and home reading. Beginning at the youngest levels with the adventures of Biff, Chip and Kipper up to the highest with adaptations of classic stories such as "Treasure Island". The scheme incorporates non-fiction too. Why not take a look at the Oxford Owl, a site for parents to support their child enjoy reading activities at home. It has 250 ebooks freely available. For children, who are working at greater depth in our year groups, we have a range of challenging reads - hand picked by expert teachers from our extensive library.

 

Once the children in year 2 have a solid knowledge of phonics, they move onto our Mastery English curriculum. Our school has helped trial the Mastery English approach, as part of a national pilot - the only school in the North East to do so.

 

For each year group, the Mastery English curriculum is built around three high quality, whole class texts in which the class spend a whole term exploring and enjoying. The texts are carefully chosen and are typically a classic, a novel linked to their topic and a contemporary children's author. Every single pupil experiences reading and engaging with high quality literature by holding a copy of the book and sharing the teacher's passion for reading. The children read the whole text through individual and shared reading. In addition the children's reading, comprehension, grammar, punctuation and technical writing skills are completely embedded into the whole class teaching approach and taught in the context of the whole class text.

We expect all our children to read every evening and at weekends. Please ensure you sign the reading logs to confirm this reading is taking place.

Year 1

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Reading, Comprehension, Writing

The school uses an intensive phonic scheme “Read, Write Inc”. It is a complete literacy programme taught for an hour a day in Year 1 and above. It is proven to develop:

  • fluent, enthusiastic readers
  • deep comprehension of texts
  • confident speakers
  • keen writers.

Listening to stories

The class will be introduced to a wide range of books which, as the children progress through the year, will become increasingly complex.

 

 

Year 2

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Narrative 

To write a three part

story with a key character

To innovate a tale, changing

some aspects of

 the setting, characters

and events

Plan and tell a story, based

on your own experience

using expanded noun phrases.

To plan and write a

story based on a familiar

character using the structure of

opening, something happens, events

to sort out and ending.

To plan and write a story and

re-tellknown story

using a range of

sentence types.

To plan and write your own

story with a logical sequence

of events, with the

introduction of some dialogue.

Non-Fiction

Postcards and letters

Explanations

Instructional Texts

Non-chronological reports 

Recounts

Non-chronological reports

Poetry

Songs and repetitive poems

Calligrams

Traditional Poetry

Humorous Poetry

Poems about Senses

 

Performance Poetry

Mastery Text 

The Owl Who Was

Afraid of the Dark - Jill Tomlinson

 

The Owl Who Was

Afraid of the Dark - Jill

Tomlinson

 

 

Flat Stanley  - Jeff

Brown

 

 Flat Stanley - Jeff Brown

The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London

Suggested reading for children: The Paper Bag Princess-Robert N Munsch, Sophie’s Snail- Dick King-Smith, Willy the Wimp-Anthony Browne

Alfie and the Big Boys-Shirley Hughes, The Rainbow Fish-Marcus Pfister, Underwater Farmyard-Carol Ann Duffy and Joel Stewart, Mixed up Fairy Tales-Hilary Robinson and Nick Sharrett, Lola books by Lauren Child, The Tiger Who Came to Tea-Judith Kerr, Aliens in Underpants Save the World-Claire Freedman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-Roald Dahl.

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YEAR 3

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Narrative

To write a story in four

parts, with a definite ending and in the first person.

To write a story in the third person,

organised into paragraphs,

ensuring that the sequence is clear. Basic dialogue

is included.

Re-tell or write their own

story, including dialogue

to set the scene and present characters.

To write a five part story with

a strong dilemma using written dialogue to show the

relationship between characters

Write stories that have a

problem

and a resolution and organise them into paragraphs that include adverbs of time.

To write a story where dialogue moves the story on.

Non-fiction

Newspaper reports

Letters

Recounts

Discussion texts

Non-chronological report Persuasion

Poetry

Creating Images

Limericks

Nonsense Poetry

Performance Poetry

Poems from around the world

Poems to express emotions

Mastery Text 

Iron Man - Ted Hughes

Iron Man - Ted Hughes

There's a Pharoah in My Bath - Jeremy Strong

There's a Pharoah in My Bath - Jeremy Strong

Stig of the Dump -

Clive King

 

Stig of the Dump - Clive King

Suggested reading for children: Meteorite Spoon-Philip Ridley, Angel of Nitshill Road-Anne Fine, Katie Morag Books, Buried Alive-Jacqueline Wilson, The Marble Crusher-Michael Morpurgo, Pippi Longstocking-Astrid Lindgren, Space Race-Malorie Blackman, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy-Ros Asquith, Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty-David Leinthal and John Nickle and Dead Man’s Cove-Lauren St. John

 

 

 

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Year 4

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Narrative

To plan and write their own version

of a familiar story with

a focus on varied and rich vocabulary and sentence structures.

To plan complete stories by identifying

stages in the telling. Organise paragraphs around a theme,

including a description of a setting.

 

Plan a complete story

focusing on organisation

devices eg time of day, repetition and adverbial phrases.

 

 

 

To plan and write a

longer story

including details

of setting including language to evoke mood and atmosphere

 

Write in role as a character

from a story, including

character descriptions to provoke sympathy or dislike in the reader.

Plan and write a story

where the main character faces a dilemma that needs

to be resolved.

Non-fiction

Newspaper reports Chronological reports

Recounts

Biography/

Non-chronological reports.

Persuasion

Poetry

Creating Images

Narrative Poetry

Nonsense Poetry

Performance Poetry

Kennings and List Poetry

Riddles

Mastery Text

Charlotte's Web - E B White

Charlotte's Web - E B White

 

The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe - C S Lewis

 

 

The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe - C S Lewis

 

 

How To Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell

How To Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell

Suggested reading in Y4: The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling, Stuart Little - E B White, Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame, Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C S Lewis, Dragon Boy - Dick King Smith, Green Smoke - Rosemary Manning, Viking Tales - Terry Deary and The Saga of Erik the Viking - Terry  Jones.

 

 

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Year 5

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Narrative

To plan and write a five part story

To plan and write a story showing awareness of audience

To plan and tell story showing a narrative view point.

Write a chaptered story in the style of a particular author.

Plan and write a story in flashback.

Plan and write a story with a clear narrative voice.

Non-fiction

Newspaper Reports

Non Chronological reports

Persuasion

Explanation

Discussion

Recounts

Poetry

Classic Poetry

Cinquain

Power of Imagery

Debate Poetry

Rap

Poems with Different Structures

Mastery Text

The Firework Maker's Daughter - Philip Pullman

The Firework Maker's Daughter - Philip Pullman

Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo

Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo

Holes - Louis Sachar

Holes - Louis Sachar

Suggested reading for children: Krindlekrax-Philip Ridley, The Indian in the Cupboard-Lynne Reid Banks, Artemis Fowl-Eoin Colfer, Coraline-Neil Gaiman, New and Collected Poems for Children-Carol Ann Duffy, Classic Poems for Children-Nicola Baxter, Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief-Rick Riordan, Pandora’s Box-Rose Impey, The Worst Thing About My Sister-Jacqueline Wilson and Saffy’s Angel-Hilary McKay.

 

 

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Year 6

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Narrative

To plan and write a

story where dialogue

is developed.

Turn a play into a narrative.

Write a short story with atmosphere.

Write a chaptered, non-linear story.

Plan and write a parody.

Plan and write an extended short story.

Non-fiction

Letters

Non-chronological reports

Biography and autobiography

Explanations

Persuasive texts

Discussion

Poetry

Poems by significant authors

Narrative Poetry

Poetic Structure

Poetic Structure

Poetic Structure

Poems about memories

Mastery Text 

Goodnight Mister Tom Margaret Margorian

Goodnight Mister Tom Margaret Margorian

The Spiderwick Chronicles - Diterlizzi and Black

The Spiderwick Chronicles - Diterlizzi and Black

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase-Joan Aitken

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase-Joan Aitken

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Suggested reading for children: Outlaw: The Story of Robin Hood by Michael Morpurgo, Beowulf-Michael Morpurgo, The King Arthur Trilogy-Rosemary Sutcliffe, Collected Poems-Ted Hughes, Jabberwocky-Lewis Carroll, Coram Boy-Jamila Gavin, Ruby Redford Look Into my Eyes-Lauren ChildRingmaster-Julia Golding, Zelah Green Queen of Clean-Vanessa Curtis, Shine-Kate Maryon, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit-Judith Kerr, The Silver Sword-Ian Serraillier and War Horse-Michael Morpurgo

 

 

 

 

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