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POD Lead Reading Writing Phonics Spelling / Handwriting
Welcome to the Academy English Page. Here you will find information about English at Oxley Park including our subject pathway; detailing the content taught in each year group and the progression of English throughout a child’s time at Oxley Park Academy. English is taught daily which includes phonics, reading, writing, spelling and handwriting.
At Oxley Park the children develop and build on their reading and writing skills every year. Starting with developing their listening skills in Nursery to reading impressive novels in Year 6, every stage has been carefully planned to ensure smooth and concise progression. Within our reading pathway the children build on their vocabulary, fluency and comprehension each year. Within our writing pathway children build on their spellings, handwriting, grammar and composition skills each year. Our intention is that when the children leave Year 6 they have a love for reading and can read fluently. Our aspiration for writing is that children leave being able to write in a range of different contexts, writing accurately with some flare!
What is reading?
Reading is looking at a written text and understanding its meaning.
As readers we learn to:
Read words accurately-by decoding and developing fluency
Understand text-by understanding the literal and inferred meaning from texts.
What is writing?
Writing is using written words in different styles and techniques to communicate ideas.
As authors we learn to:
Present neatly-by developing an understanding of handwriting and clear presentation
Spell correctly-by understanding the need for accurate spelling
Punctuate accurately –by understanding that punctuation adds to clarity of meaning
Write with purpose-by understanding the purpose or purposes for a piece of writing.
Use imaginative description-by developing an appreciation of how best to convey ideas through description
Organise writing appropriately-by using the correct grammar and other organisational features
Use paragraphs-by understanding how to group ideas
Use sentences appropriately-by using different types of sentences for clarity and effect
Present writing-by learning to reflect upon writing and reading their writing aloud to others
Analyse writing-by understanding how grammatical choices give effect and meaning to writing.
Pupils behave well. They are proud of their school and show high levels of respect, both towards each other and to staff. (Ofsted)
My children enjoy attending each day. They find the work challenging and interesting. They really like the teaching staff and feel supported and have grown in confidence.
Working at Oxley is so special and unique. Everyone is so kind, well-being is at the forefront and our community are a delight. I love my job! (Teacher)
The school missions and values make my son want to be a part of the Academy and try his best. I feel proud that my sons are at Oxley Park and the Nursery and I feel that the changes being made are really positive!
The children are oozing with so much more ‘zest’ since the start of this year, which makes us as parents happier and excited about their future at OPA.
My children love the school! My eldest was quiet, didn’t want to learn, didn’t enjoy school. Now he is settled, has friends and has started to show improvements. My daughter loves her teachers and is extremely enthusiastic.