Schemes Used in School
Phonics is taught from Early Years Foundation Stage to, in some cases, Year 4 pupils who require consolidation of their letters and sounds. At Garston CE, we teach phonics by using the Jolly Phonics scheme and Letters and Sounds, together with other strategies to enable all children to access this key area of learning. Teachers and Teaching Assistants use different visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approaches to ensure all pupils can access their learning.
As a school we follow the Liverpool Maths and English Plans which have been provided by Subject Leads at School Improvement Liverpool.
The reading scheme that we follow in school is Bug Club. All children have reading records that are completed by staff and parents or carers. Pupils are heard reading on a daily or weekly basis depending on their progress and are classed as ‘free readers’ when staff feel they have acheived a certain level of understanding in both their ability to decode and their understanding of the text. These readers are then assessed termly on their improvements in comprehension, inference and deduction through assessments and Guided Reading sessions.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum taught at Garston Church of England Primary School, please contact Miss Knipe (Head of School, Curriculum Lead) or your class teacher.
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