Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

KS2 English

 

Primary Pathway 2

In this pathway, the adapted National Curriculum for English is delivered creatively and builds upon the skills and knowledge learnt in Primary Pathway 1. Each unit for this pathway is based upon a variety of high quality fiction texts; including those with interesting settings and characters and stories from other cultures. Pupils also start to explore non-fiction genres such as simple information texts, instructions, recounts and letters. Pupils in this pathway learn about poetry through rhymes and songs and learn how to perform them.

Reading: Books and reading are celebrated and pupils read frequently. Daily story time sessions occur and pupils are encouraged to read for pleasure. Pupils in this pathway are supported to access synthetic phonics via the Letters and Sounds program to develop their early reading skills.

Writing: Pupils develop their fine motor skills and are encouraged to begin to write and mark make using a variety of mediums. This includes using sand, foam, water, paint and glitter. ‘Write Dance’ and ‘Dough Disco’ initiatives are used as a fun way to develop pre writing and early writing skills, as well as their fine motor control.

Communication: Speaking, listening and communication is central to the teaching of the English curriculum. Role play, learning through play and opportunities to explore sensory activities all provide an opportunity to enhance the curriculum and develop communication skills. Pupils in this pathway are developing their ability to combine ideas and concepts, follow instructions and answer as well as ask simple questions. Some pupils may use Makaton and PECS to do this.

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Primary Pathway 2

In this pathway, the adapted National Curriculum for English is delivered creatively and builds upon the skills and knowledge learnt in Primary Pathway 1. Each unit for this pathway is based upon a variety of high quality fiction texts; including those with interesting settings and characters and stories from other cultures. Pupils also start to explore non-fiction genres such as simple information texts, instructions, recounts and letters. Pupils in this pathway learn about poetry through rhymes and songs and learn how to perform them.

Reading: Books and reading are celebrated and pupils read frequently. Daily story time sessions occur and pupils are encouraged to read for pleasure. Pupils in this pathway are supported to access synthetic phonics via the Letters and Sounds program to develop their early reading skills.

Writing: Pupils develop their fine motor skills and are encouraged to begin to write and mark make using a variety of mediums. This includes using sand, foam, water, paint and glitter. ‘Write Dance’ and ‘Dough Disco’ initiatives are used as a fun way to develop pre writing and early writing skills, as well as their fine motor control.

Communication: Speaking, listening and communication is central to the teaching of the English curriculum. Role play, learning through play and opportunities to explore sensory activities all provide an opportunity to enhance the curriculum and develop communication skills. Pupils in this pathway are developing their ability to combine ideas and concepts, follow instructions and answer as well as ask simple questions. Some pupils may use Makaton and PECS to do this.