English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.
Reading at Mayville Primary School
At Mayville Primary School, we are passionate about reading and nurturing a love of literature underpins everything we do.
We intend to develop pupils’ skills of speaking and writing fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others.
We intend to give pupils the chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually through reading and to enable pupils to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.
A range of reading incentives and activities are integrated into the Mayville school day. Children are rewarded with Reading stars on a weekly basis for their ability to read a story and complete a Reading activity related to the story. Children are encouraged to visit the local library and visit the library in their year groups once a term. On a daily basis, ‘drop everything and read’ is implemented.
Phonics sessions continue in Year 1 and Year 2, following the Read Write Inc. scheme. At the end of the year, children take the Phonics Screening Check. Children in all Key Stages read individually with an adult at least once a week. They take home a banded book (at their reading level) and also a free choice book to read with parents and carers once a week. Children are immersed in engaging Reading sessions following the ‘Read into Writing’ scheme which heavily emphasises on integrating Reading skills into Writing sessions (and the interrelationship between reading and writing). In KS1, children follow the Read Write Inc. programme for Reading. This enables them to develop a strong foundation of phonics, decoding, spelling and Reading before moving onto KS2.
Peer marking and assessment takes place through all years
All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
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Choose a KS1 or KS2 SPaG test if you’re preparing children for SATs. Alternatively, set one of our 80 tests that cover specific grammar objectives for each year group - from Yr 1 through to Yr 6.
We recomend you join the local Library and allow your child to fall in love with reading.
6 Church Lane
Telephone: 020 8496 3000
Fax: Fax 020 8496 1191
Leytonstone Library Plus offers the following free services and facilities for members:
- books: print titles, eBooks and eAudiobooks available for loan or download
- newspapers and magazines: latest editions available to read in the library
- computers: PC's with Microsoft Office software and internet access
- Wi-Fi internet access available throughout the building
- online courses: access a range of free learning material, including language lessons, driving theory test preparation and computing skills lessons
- study room
- public toilet (wheelchair accessible)
Library members can also access the following 'paid for' services with their library card:
- printing, photocopying and scanning
- fax machine
- hall for hire