Welcome to our English page
Mrs Quinton & Mrs Lawrence
The ability to read widely, think critically and strategically, and communicate is essential. At Ryvers School, we teach these fundamental skills through an exciting and creative curriculum centred around our children’s needs. We believe in a balanced and rigorous approach to teaching English and transferring learned skills across each curricular area. Effective English is intrinsically purposeful, flexible and dynamic, and continues to develop throughout an individual’s lifetime.
We help our children to achieve by explicitly modelling, and teaching, reading and writing strategies. We ensure extensive time is given to support critical and creative discussions, sharing texts and providing purposeful reading, writing, speaking, and listening experiences. Promotion and enhancement of home-school links in English at the forefront of our thinking.
We believe that English is vital to a child’s education and promotes an appreciation and love of reading, and lifelong learning.
Autumn 2020 - update
We are very excited to be adopting a new approach in our writing lessons. This is called The Write Stuff and has been created by an experienced English teacher and consultant called Jane Considine. Some classes at Ryvers have already started with these lessons and both the teachers and the pupils are loving them. The children are producing some super writing. You can get a feel of how these lessons will look in class by watching some of Jane's Sentence Stacking videos on YouTube.
Jane Considine teaching 'sentence stacking' on YouTube:
We have adopted the Letter-join handwriting scheme across the whole school. A particular bonus of this scheme is that your children can access it at home. They will be given their login details in September of each year.
You can watch a parents' guide to using Letterjoin here: https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/videos/homelogin.mp4
English Curriculum Overview
This comic strip is designed to support parents in maximising the benefit of shared reading time with their children.
These 25 fun reading and writing ideas will help you with your literacy wherever you are learning!
Please click on the link below for a recommended reading list for young children.
Collins Big Cat Information Meeting
How to Support Your Child with Reading
Reading Information for Parents
Reading Information Evening
Home Learning- Instructions on how to find and use Borrow Box through your Slough Library membership card. Also, see some top tips for encouraging your child to read.
Each week, Oak National will feature a different author.
This week you can spend time with author Jacqueline Wilson (click on the image below). For future weeks, visit https://library.thenational.academy/