Here at Holmwood School, our main focus is to develop children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a range of purposes. An enriched Creative Curriculum is provided to help achieve this.
At Holmwood, we teach do not teach according to the child’s age, rather where they are on their learning journey. Differentiation is key to progress.
To develop our pupils as readers, a high quality synthetic phonics program is delivered. The phonics programme being used at Holmwood School is Letter and Sounds. Children will receive additional phonics teaching when required to support their reading and writing. Please visit http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ for further information. This will be changing in the Spring Term.
Holmwood School follows the Oxford Owl Reading Scheme http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and the Project X Oxford University Reading Scheme. https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/projectx/. This may be changing in the Spring Term.
As young writers, we teach them to write effectively for a range of purposes and a range of readers adapting their vocabulary and style as appropriate. Pupils are encouraged to write with interest, commitment and enjoyment with the ability to evaluate and improve their own writing.
S. Ahmad English/Literacy Coordinator