At its earliest stages literacy is taught alongside other areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage to include communication and language.

As children progress through these stages and develop skills, literacy is taught through discrete teaching sessions, they are encouraged to link sounds to letters and begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials including books, poems and other written materials to ignite their interest.

How do we deliver Literacy at Broadmeadow?

At Broadmeadow, we adopt a multi-sensory approach to teaching literacy. The subject is implemented through daily routines, play, adult and child-initiated activities using both indoor and outdoor learning environments. Reading and writing are taught at an appropriate level to meet the needs of individual pupils. Picture books and story sacks are used to encourage attention/listening skills and reading for pleasure.

Our reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree. Phonics is taught using Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics, as appropriate to the individual learning needs of our pupils.