At Squirrel Hayes First School we know that Literacy skills are vital for lifelong learning. We plan a personalised, literacy rich curriculum with as much emphasis on reading as writing. Learners benefit from daily reading lessons with a phonetic or guided reading focus where children learn to think, talk and learn like a reader. In addition, children also have a daily general literacy lesson where they learn to think, talk and write like a writer. Of course, there are transferable skills that thread between the lessons. This provides excellent opportunities for reinforced and deeper application of literacy skills.
We believe that consistency throughout the school, a personalised learning pathway and working in partnership with Parents and Carers gives every learner the most effective opportunities to reach their potential.
Working in Partnership
Your child’s teachers and your child/ren are working very hard to ensure that every lesson counts, helping them to secure key skills and develop new ones. We greatly appreciate your support in helping your child.
Top Tips to help your child to stay on top
How well is my child progressing?
There are key expectations for the end of Year 2 and Year 4. All learners are somewhere on that journey.
We will report on your child’s progress each term so that you know which year group your child is working within (their learning progress not their class). At the start and end of each year we will inform you of your child’s reading age.
Where can I find out more?
For Support with teaching reading
Whole text resources
(not linked to our phonics scheme)
Learn to type
Grammar & Punctuation Games
Word & Spelling Games
If you need to know more about this subject please don't hesitate to ask the subject lead Mrs Johnson-Allen.