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English
 
PHONICS
 
Phonics is taught using the Twinkl scheme of work.  This is a DFE approved programme of synthetic phonics.
Phonics is taught from Reception to year 2, occasionally children in year 3 may need further support with phonics if they have been finding it tricky.
 
Phonics is taught daily and children are taught certain groups of sounds at each level.
 
 
There is also a full scheme overview at the bottom of this page.
 
 
Reading
At Fowlmere we use the Unity Schools Partnership Curriculum (CUSP)  Reading to support the teaching and learning of reading throughout the school.  This is for Years 1-6. 
 
Children will work around core texts to develop their skills in reading, prediction, inference and retrieval.
 
Texts to be covered:
 
Years 1 and 2
Autumn:
The Street beneath My Feet,   Grandads Island, The Goose that laid the Golden Eggs (Aesop's Fables), Paddington, The Christmas Pine (Julia Donaldson)
Spring:
The Quangle Wangle's Hat (Edward Lear), Coming to England, Mrs Noah's Pockets, Rhythm of the Rain, Little People, Big Dreams
Summer:
Great Women who Changed the World, The Sun and the Wind (Aesop's Fables), Fantastic Mr Fox
 
Years 3 and 4 (Class 3)
Autumn:
The Queen's Nose, The Boy at the Back of the Class, The Raven - Edgar Allen Poe
Spring:
Young, Gifted and Black, Wind in the Willows, Caged Bird, Maya Angelou, The Walrus and the Carpenter -Lewis Carroll
Summer:
Varjak Paw, The girl who stole an Elephant, The Jabberwocky -Lewis Carroll
 
Years 5 and 6 (Class 4)
Autumn:
All aboard the Empire Windrush, The Island, Intro to Dickens -Oliver Twist
Spring:
Pig Heart Boy, How to Live Forever, Roof toppers, The Listeners - Walter de la Mare
Summer:
Skellig, A Carol From Flanders - Frederick Niven, Dare to be You, Shakespeare's Sonnets:-Sonnet 27
 
 
 
Writing.
At Fowlmere we use the Unity Schools Partnership Curriculum (CUSP)  Writing to support the teaching and learning of writing throughout the school.  This is for Years 1-6. 
 
They will be taught new skills appropriate to their age, as well as re-visiting previously taught ones.  Pupils will have opportunities to use and apply their skills to develop themselves as writers.    Writing is planned to complement other curriculum areas wherever possible.
 
Years 1 and 2.

Introduce = green  Revisit = orange

Autumn:  Character descriptions -Cusp link -animals and living things, Simple retelling of a narrative, Poems developing vocabulary, stories form other cultures, Formal invitations

Spring:  Poetry on a theme (humorous), Recount from a personal experience, Formal invitations, Stories from other cultures, non-chronological reports.

Summer:  Character description-builds on CUSP - animals, including humans,  Non-chronological reports -builds on CUSP significant people, Simple re-telling of a narrative, Recount from personal experience -builds on CUSP -Where we Live, Poems developing vocabulary- builds on CUSP stop motion animation, Poems on a theme (humorous poems about change)

 Years 3 and 4 (Class 3)

Autumn:  Third person adventure stories - builds on CUSP habitats, Newspaper reports-builds on CUSP Anglo-Saxon and Viking struggle for England, First person diary entries (imaginatvie) - builds on CUSP Vikings, Persuasive writing (adverts), Stories form other cultures - builds on CUSP World Locations.

Spring: Poems which explore form, Explanatory texts - build on CUSP Human digestion, Critical analysis of narrative poetry, Stories form other cultures - builds on CUSP World Countries, Persuasive writing - builds on CUSP electrical systems

Summer:  Newspaper reports - builds on Cisp Ancient Egyptians, First person diary entries (imaginative) builds on CUSP Archaeologists and Tutankhamun, Explanatory texts - builds on CUSP States of matter, Critical analysis of narrative poetry, Third person adventure stories

 Years 5 and 6 (Class 4)

AUTUMN:  Autobiography-builds on CUSP famous naturalists, First person stories with a moral, Poems that create images and explore vocabulary (war poetry) - Remembrance, Discursive writing and speeches - builds on CUSP study of Europe, Explanatory texts - builds on CUSP phenomena of light, Shakespeare (Sonnets)

SPRING: Explanatory texts builds on CUSP circulatory system, Autobiography - builds on CUSP Sporting heroes, Extended third person narrative,(adventure stories) builds on CUSP disaster stories, Newspaper report- builds on CUSP natural disasters, First person stories with a moral

 
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