World Book Day 2019
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Welcome to our English Page.
At Studley Green we believe that English is an essential element in developing and promoting a life-long love of learning. As a school, we place English at the heart of everything we do ensuring that skills in reading and writing are taught across the whole curriculum.
At Studley Green we teach phonics using the Sounds Write (SW) linguistic phonics programme. High quality training has been delivered to all teaching staff and the programme is used across our school to support the development of early reading and spelling.
Sounds Write begins by teaching the sounds in the English language and moves from the sounds to the written word. Focused teaching enables children to see the relationships between 'sounds' and 'spellings' and develops the skills of blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation in every session.
Knowledge is developed systematically through three stages: 'The Initial Code', 'The Extended Code' and 'Polysyllabic words'.
During 'The Initial Code', children :
When secure, children move on to the second stage: 'The Extended Code'. During this stage, teaching focuses on two concepts:
This stage includes 49 units, which build progressively on the children's knowledge, allowing them to explore first spellings of sounds before providing repeated exposure through more spelling as they advance through the units.
The final stage of the Sounds Write programme explores 'Polysyllabic Words' and lesson run in parallel with 'The Extended Code'. During this part of the programme children are taught to:
At this point, children begin to take greater responsibility for how to separate words into syllables based on natural pauses when speaking, and explore stressed syllables and 'schwas' which often occur in weak syllables.
If you would like to know more about our Sounds Write programme please get in touch with school office.