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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 four 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

The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt

 

 

Flat Stanley  - Jeff

Brown

On the Ning Nang Nong (poem)

 

The Stinky Cheeseman - Jon Scieszka

The Stinky Cheeseman - Jon Scieszka

Suggested reading for children: The Paper Bag Princess-Robert N Munsch, Sophie’s Snail- Dick King-Smith, Gorilla by Anthony Browne, Don't Look in this Book by Samuel Langley-Swain, The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer, Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter, Jinnie Ghost by Berlie Doherty, I Was a Rat by Philip Pullman, Beaver Towers by Nigel Hinton, Triangle by MAc Barnett, Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs,  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, Press Here by Herve Tullet, How To Live Forever by Colin Thompson 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

Re-tell or write their own story, part of a story.

To write a story in four

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

to set the scene and present characters.

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To write a story in the third person,

organised into paragraphs,

ensuring that the sequence is clear,  basic dialogue

is included.

To write a story where dialogue moves the story on.

Write stories that have a

problem

with a cliffhanger ending and organise them into paragraphs that include adverbs of time.

 

 

To write a five part story with

a strong dilemma and a resolution, using written dialogue to show the

relationship between characters

Non-fiction

Non -Chronological Report

Discussion Texts

Recounts

Letters

Persuasion Newspaper Reports

Poetry

 

Creating Images

 

 

Limericks

Nonsense Poetry

Performance Poety

Poems from around the world

Poems to express emotions

Mastery Text 

Iron Man-Ted Hughes

The Wild Geese (poem)

Iron Man-Ted Hughes

The Wild Geese (poem)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C .S Lewis

 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C .S Lewis/

Toys Go Out - Emily Jenkins

 

Toys Go Out - Emily Jenkins

How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell

Toys Go Out - Emily Jenkins

How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell

Suggested reading for children: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Janet Ahlberg, Angel of Nitshill Road-Anne Fine, Unusual Day by Sandi Toksvig, 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

Topsy Turvy World (poem) 

Charlotte's Web - E B White

Topsy Turvy World (poem)

The Firework Maker's Daughter - Philip Pullman

The Tunnel - Anthony Browne

 

The Firework Maker's Daughter - Philip Pullman

The Tunnel - Anthony Browne

 

 

Woof - 

Allan Ahlberg

Woof - 

Allan Ahlberg

Suggested reading in Y4: The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling, Stuart Little - E B White, Billionaire Boy by David Williams, War Game by Michael Foreman, There's a Werewolf in My Tent by Pamela Buthart, 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 Spiderwick Chronicles -   DiTerlizzi and Black

The Higwayman (poem)

The Spiderwick Chronicles -   DiTerlizzi and Black

The Higwayman (poem)

Holes - Louis Sachar

The Tyger (poem)

Holes - Louis Sachar

The Tyger (poem)

Streetchild - Berlie Doherty

Streetchild - Berlie Doherty

Suggested reading for children: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, The Factory Made Boy by Christine Nostlinger, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Hacker by Malorie Blackman, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling, 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 

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens/

In Flanders Field - poem.

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens/

In Flanders Field - poem.

Clockwork - Phillip Pullman

Jabberwocky (poem)

Clockwork - Phillip Pullman

Jabberwocky (poem)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase-Joan Aitken

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase-Joan Aitken

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Suggested reading for children: Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian, The Borrowers by Mary Norton, Silverfin by Charlie Higson, My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick, The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall, The Hobbit by J RR Tolkien,  The What on Earth Timeline books - Christopher Lloyd, Raspberries on the Yangtze by Karen Wallace,  The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargave, Time Travelling with a Hamster by ross Welford, Cogheart by Peter Bunzl, Beowulf-Michael Morpurgo, The King Arthur Trilogy-Rosemary Sutcliffe, Collected Poems-Ted Hughes,  Coram Boy-Jamila Gavin, Ruby Redford Look Into my Eyes-Lauren Child, Ringmaster-Julia Golding,  When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit-Judith Kerr, The Silver Sword-Ian Serraillier and The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie.

 

 

 

 

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We will be holding our annual Seaburn Dene Primary Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 29 - throughout the day, with each class selecting two children each to compete for their school house.

Children have been given 40 words to practice from their class novels, 20 of which they will be tested on them for house points in the hall, in a celebration of spellings and amazing words. Please see above for your child's list.


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