Here at Cookley, we follow No Nonsense Literacy Teaching Sequences. These are a series of detailed learning activities written around high-quality suggested texts that model effective and exciting writing.
The teaching sequences follow a three-part plan: Learning about the text, Practising writing and independent writing. Each sequence is based on quality children's literature and has reading activities and grammar taught in context included. Each sequence is planned carefully to match the needs of the children in each class.
Examples of our English teaching sequences for each year group.
Good phonics is one of they key components to children being able to read, and then comprehend, accurately and effectively. Children are taught phonics on a daily basis from Nursery through to Year 2 where the children then move on to learning spelling patterns to use within their writing.
To ensure a rigorous and robust approach, we follow the order of the sounds as laid out in the 'Read, Write, Inc.' scheme and use the published resources to support this learning. However, we have developed our own teaching structure for phonics sessions following the 'Revisit, Review, Teach, Practise, Apply' model which provides a rich and varied range of games and learning opportunities for the children to learn and practise their sounds. For more detail, please see our 'Reading Strategy'.
Below are some useful links to help parents understand how the scheme works and also videos explaining how to say the sounds correctly.