Please see the bottom of this page for full curriculum coverage from Nursery to Year 6.
We use Letters and Sounds to teach Phonics at Northcote Primary School. We supplement it with the Jolly Phonics scheme. For Further information please look at the English Policy.
Writing at Northcote
We develop our writing skills as we progress from mark making in the EYFS to using a range of sentences in KS1. We all use 'Alan Peat' sentences in our writing and posters are displayed in our classroom as prompts. Handwriting is a central focus within our school ensuring that children's writing is joined and cursive. We practise our handwriting weekly in dedicated sessions and apply those skills to our writing daily. We endeavour to embed cross curricular writing in all year groups and curriculum areas.
Reading at Northcote
Reading is at the forefront of our curriculum and at the heart of everything we do at Northcote. From Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6, we provide our children with daily opportunities to develop their word recognition, comprehension skills and above all their love for reading through our high quality Phonics, Guided Reading, Home Reading and English provision. We encourage our pupils to develop their knowledge of well-known stories as well as developing their own through use of story mapping, 'role on the wall' and performance.
We have been working hard to design and develop cosy reading corners in our classrooms. Every classroom has a dedicated 'Reading Pod' stocked with high-quality age, ability and interest-appropriate texts which we access multiple times throughout the day. We love to read!
We also have a reading champion in each class whose role it is to recommend books to their peers, working with teachers to share recommended texts in assemblies and to raise the profile of reading throughout the school.
Northcote Reading Events
We love to celebrate our love for reading and our reading achievements here at Northcote and really enjoy opportunities to engage with different genres of literature and bring our favourite books to life. Our Reading Champions play a big role in helping to plan our reading events. Take a look at what we have been up to...