Teaching and Learning
THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CURRICULUM AT WEST CHILTINGTON SCHOOL
Reception (Green Class) case study - part 1
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Year 2 (Yellow Class) case study
Years 3 &4 (Orange and Blue Class) case study
Year 5 (Red Class) case study
Year 6 (Turquoise Class) case study
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This document describes the way that we assess children at our school.
Assessment at West Chiltington School
Phonics and Reading
A wide variety of methods are used in the teaching of reading and these may be in individual, group, whole class or paired situations. In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, children are taught the phonic skills and knowledge that are critical to both reading and writing. The program we use to support this teaching is called, "Letters and Sounds." We use the "Oxford Reading tree" scheme to support children in the early stage of learning to read. From the earliest stage, they will also be encouraged to discuss texts, preferences and style.
We believe it is essential that a good supply of books is available and there are well-stocked reading areas in each classroom in addition to the library area.
From the earliest stages children are taught to value books as a source of pleasure and interest as well as for study and information. We actively involve parents in our shared reading programme, which is an essential link in developing reading skills. This partnership will be explained in detail at the induction meetings.