Learning in English lessons is organised to ensure that each child undertakes regular activities in reading, talking and speaking, listening, writing and handwriting, spelling and study skills.
Reading books are carefully graded and individual reading programmes are designed for each pupil. Our main reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree.
Each term children participate in timetabled drama sessions.
At Holland Moor we believe that the careful teaching of handwriting, spelling and punctuation are necessary. We also believe that children need to be encouraged to express their ideas creatively.
As they grow older children are encouraged to extend their vocabulary by the use of dictionaries and a thesaurus.
Throughout the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children will be taught phonics through the scheme ‘Letters and Sounds’.
We also use Jolly Phonics to enhance this learning.