“Finding new words that I don’t usually use and getting to use them in my creative writing makes me feel like I have really achieved something.”
– Deborah age 9
In Yavneh Primary school, we believe that a quality Literacy curriculum develops a pupil’s love or reading, writing and oracy. We aim to equip the children with skills including; phonics, grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting and composition. The curriculum embedded within the school allows pupils to apply their knowledge and skills to many other areas of the curriculum. Pupil’s are provided with exciting and hands on learning opportunities to engage, motivate and inspire them to become; insightful readers and technically skilled and creative writers. Through exposure to different genres, mediums and varied vocabulary we aim to empower our pupils to succeed in all areas.
Within our curriculum:
- We will, from Hachana to Kitta Vav, develop children’s vocabulary, allowing them to comprehend others and to express themselves clearly and poetically.
- We will provide a curriculum that values the dramatic arts as a means of developing confidence and the ability to express oneself with confidence.
- We will develop children’s grammar so that they have a good understanding of the mechanics of spoken and written English. Our aim is that this will allow them to write clearly and accurately regardless of genre.
- Phonics will be taught progressively from Hachana to Kitta Bet, using the RWI model, as an effective way of developing children’s reading and spelling skills.
- The teaching of handwriting will be taught to develop legibility and fluidity and to encourage all children to take pride in the presentation of their work, regardless of discipline.
- Children will be given the opportunity to read and write a variety of genres: different fictional styles, poetry, non-fiction. They will learn to adopt the appropriate tone and ‘voice’ for each genre.
- Children will be encouraged to reflect upon their writing, edit and improve.
- When reading, children will be taught to read with fluency and expression. The curriculum will develop their ability to comprehend, analyse and critique different texts.