Our Irresistible Curriculum > Literacy
Literacy plays an essential part in our everyday learning at Peasedown St John and is embedded in all areas of the curriculum.
It is broken down into three main areas: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.
From Nursery right through to Year 6 we have a major focus on speaking and listening. Communication is a key skill in which all our children need to be successful. Activities include: drama and role play, storytelling, talk for writing, public speaking, class assemblies, reciting poetry and school productions.
Reading takes place on a daily basis and we really value the excellent partnership we have with parents in supporting their children to read. Each child has a home reading book and they also have access to our fantastic Library.
Children love to write and they are given many opportunities to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. We have a strong focus on the teaching of technical skills including phonics / spelling, grammar and punctuation as well as encouraging their creativity and individuality.
In our Foundation Stage and KS1 classes we use Read, Write INC (also known as RML or The Ruth Miskin scheme) alongside Letters and Sounds to provide a structured approach to the teaching and learning of phonics.
To access the full English programme of study including the spelling banks for each year group go to: