At Oughterside, we teach English by following the Literary Curriculum (Literacy Tree).
The Literary Curriculum is a complete, thematic, book-based approach to the teaching of primary English that places children’s literature at its core.
The Literary Curriculum immerses children in a literary world, therefore creating strong levels of engagement to provide meaningful and authentic contexts for primary English.
Children become critical readers and acquire an authorial style as they encounter a wide-range of significant authors and a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
As a whole-school approach, children explore at least 110 literary texts and experience at least 90 unique significant authors as they move through the school.
It provides complete coverage of all National Curriculum expectations for writing composition, reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, as well as coverage of spelling and phonics. All plans lead to purposeful application within a wide variety of written outcomes.
At our school, the Literacy Tree texts are mapped out across each phase over a two year cycle to ensure progression and National Curriculum coverage across all year groups.
For more information about The Literary Curriculum, follow the link below:
In addition to The Literary Curriculum, KS1 and 2 use Spelling Shed to deliver spelling provision through use of its word lists and interactive tasks. KS1 and KS2 also receive handwriting provision each week and this is taught through the Letterjoin scheme.