At its earliest stages’ literacy is taught alongside other areas of learning to include communication and language.
As children progress through developmental stages and develop skills, literacy is taught through discrete teaching sessions. Pupils are encouraged to link sounds to letters and begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading material to include non-fiction 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, physical literacy programmes, 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.
Rhino Readers is our reading scheme which offers a broad, diverse range of fully decodable books. Frequent reading is facilitated for those pupils able to access the scheme. Phonics is taught using Twinkl Phonics as appropriate to the individual learning needs of our pupils.