At Kippax Ash Tree we follow the principles and objectives as set out in the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. Language and Literacy skills are taught on a daily basis from Nursery to Year 6. These skills are then applied in cross curricular learning opportunities within our Connected Curriculum. Language and literacy-specific teaching and learning takes place within a whole class setting (shared/modeled reading and writing) and within guided reading and writing groups. Within guided groups good practice is shared and modeled in the whole class setting and the children also work independently or with a partner on set tasks.

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Teachers use a variety of interactive teaching methods to deliver the curriculum and achieve set learning objectives. Whole Class planning takes place using the Jane Considine symbols (FANTASTICs, GRAMMARSTICs, BOOMTASTICs) story journeys and mapping. Children are encouraged to contribute orally to these plans and will physically walk through. Wherever possible, children will be exposed to a range of stimulus including clips, animation, picture books and film. They will also immerse themselves in the story writing process through drama and outdoor learning opportunities. For more information about Jane Considine teaching and learning principles see: http://www.thetrainingspace.co.uk/

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