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06/05/22

Congratulations on your gymnastic medals Dragonflies! https://t.co/OjBsFK04JE

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06/05/22

Congratulations to all our gymnasts! We are so proud of you all!! https://t.co/sZT3nV4WbE

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05/05/22

Fantastic writing Dragonflies! Good luck in tomorrow’s raffle! https://t.co/iviUfSuNr0

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29/04/22

We are very proud of our 4 Cross Country finalists that represented us in the Essex County Finals this week 🏆🏆🏆🏆. “Well done, you were amazing!” 👏🏻 👏🏻 https://t.co/GZc9VpWrsu

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29/04/22

Badger class have been busy planting vegetables this week. https://t.co/ojHFOsPn8Z

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30/03/22

Children have completed more than 1,400 laps of their school field in support of families in Ukraine. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🇺🇦 https://t.co/RltaXSBcfq https://t.co/KC0B7m0dgm

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18/03/22

What a great day! Year 5 and 6 have topped it off with a great afternoon, against some tough competition. They had a fabulous time! We are all so proud of you, Team Roydon. 🏆🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏿 https://t.co/HO7pPGEH3A

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18/03/22

Results are in for our year 3 cross country teams 🎉 Girls team 3rd place Boys team 1st place We are so proud of you all 🏆🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏿 https://t.co/YfztoVuSK2

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15/03/22

Pencils and paper were replaced with slates and fountain pens as pupils explored the Victorian era. https://t.co/SAUOL7lW5v https://t.co/56gnpvqOuD

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10/03/22

Owl class tackling the night line course … https://t.co/9qPFrAheuv

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10/03/22

Owl class tackling the obstacle course at Kingswood https://t.co/HSyfDCF1wV

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10/03/22

Today Badger class were exploring ways to change the pitch of sound in science this afternoon. 🎼 https://t.co/PIG42gOlg5

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08/03/22

An awesome presentation with fabulous geographical knowledge! https://t.co/fsdcEtJ4wi

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08/03/22

Rabbit class enjoying messy play! https://t.co/nDtnR0fD1o

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08/03/22

Rabbit class enjoying the sunshine ☀️ https://t.co/GKPgMtQUDg

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08/03/22

Young performers had an early taste of Shakespeare when they put on a production for a live audience. Year 5 students performed a version of Macbeth to their parents. https://t.co/HLvBBkV7ZI https://t.co/vBz5OHlLGo

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04/03/22

Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6 Book Cover competition winners 🤩 https://t.co/zhBL9nkFN5

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04/03/22

EYFS, Year 1, Year 2 & Year 3 Book cover competition winning entries 🤩 https://t.co/avbQHZXQpw

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04/03/22

What an end to ‘World Book Week’ at Roydon Primary Academy! Congratulations to our book cover competition winners! Each child received a £5 voucher! https://t.co/iTPXwTUBRV

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04/03/22

What fabulous door book competition entries -Year 3, Year 4 & Year 5 entries! https://t.co/PnjEDxZ26m

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Literacy

At Roydon, we aim to develop the reading skills of every child in order to be confident, fluent and independent readers whilst fostering a life-long love of reading. We inspire a love of reading through encouraging reading for pleasure and providing the children with plentiful opportunities to read. We also ensure they have contact with a range of relevant books including more challenging texts for our more able pupils. In order to achieve this, we teach reading using a systematic approach – phonics.

Teaching Reading at Roydon and Reading at Home

KS1

In KS1, children are heard read at least twice a week by an adult. This is recorded in their reading records and on individual reading records to track progress. Teachers use their professional judgement to ensure that children are reading books suitable to their level. The books provided for the Key Stage 1 children have been carefully levelled to ensure that they are the right level for your child.

As a school, we encourage children to read as much as possible at home, and when they do this, for it to be recorded in their reading records by the adult that has heard them read. The more reading that a child does, the greater progress they make as they move through the school.

KS2

In Key Stage 2, the way in which reading is taught differs as there is now a bigger emphasis on comprehension rather than word reading.

Children will be heard read by an adult at least once a week in a small group situation. They will then work in a carousel of activities with the focus on a particular skill. Progress will be tracked by the class teacher using individual target sheets.

Children are still expected to read at home and to record these reading sessions in their reading records.  If they have read with an adult, then the adult can record this information, however as they move through KS2 and become more independent readers, then they can record their own reading and write their own comments.

Reading Curriculum

At Roydon, we have an English curriculum which really teaches children to appreciate and understand various texts. This includes knowing the author’s intention, understanding structure and increasing language and vocabulary. Each genre across all Year Groups is taught using a different style of text – some by well-known authors and others through the topic.

Each class will also have a class book which is read together regularly as a class. These books are shared, discussed and enjoyed by the children. These books are high quality and provide children with a chance to enjoy reading and stimulate discussion.

Book Corners

Each classroom has an enticing and engaging reading corner where there is a variety of texts available for the children to choose from and enjoy. This area provides children with a pleasant area to sit and read.

Useful Websites to Support Reading

For parent guidance on supporting your child’s reading try these websites…

www.direct.gov.uk/en/parents/schoolslearninganddevelopment/helpingyourchildtolearn/dg_4016579

www.literacytrust.org

www.topmarks.co.uk/Parents/ten-tips-on-hearing-your-child-read

www.scholastic.com/parents/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/top-tips--3

For fun games and activities for your child try these websites…. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/   

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

Writing at Roydon

At Roydon, we teach writing in two parts:

·         Transcription (spelling and handwriting).

·         Composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing)

We aim to improve the children’s skills and confidence in these two areas.

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Spelling

Spelling is an important part of the National Curriculum and so it taught across the school.

EYFS and KS1

Each week the children are taught a spelling and learn words related to that rule. These are sent home to learn, then the children are tested weekly on these. 

KS2

Each week, children learn a different spelling rule and learn words related to that rule. These are sent home weekly for homework. KS2 spellings are tested on a regular cycle of approximately 5 weeks. This is so the children can retain the spelling rule and apply it over time.

Topic words are sent home at the beginning of each term related to the topic.

Handwriting

At Roydon, we teach cursive handwriting from Year 2. This is so that children can join legibly and fluently.  Weekly handwriting practice takes place across the school and is taught explicitly. Children have to demonstrate fluent, legible and joined handwriting, then they earn their pen licence.

Composition

At Roydon, we use ‘The Write Stuff’ to ensure that children are exposed to a range of genres and to ensure that they have a firm grasp on how to write well in all genres. ‘The Write Stuff’ is used across the school from Reception to Year 6 and enables children to focus on a particular text type. 

Grammar:

Grammar is taught across the school where the correct terminology is used and follows the expectations of the National Curriculum. Grammar is taught in context along with the text type or it is taught as stand-alone lessons.

Useful Websites to Support English

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/index.htm

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

Poetry

http://www.poetry4kids.com/poems

If you have any questions relating to Literacy please feel free to contact Literacy leader Miss Spring or Head of School Mrs Myatt

 

 

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