Literacy at JPS
Welcome to the Literacy Page. As your FS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Literacy Leaders, Alex Harrison and Carlie Stone would like to tell you a little bit about Literacy at JPS:
"We became Literacy coordinators because we both have a passion for reading
and writing and believe that through our leadership we can pass this onto the staff and children. We believe that as an outstanding school, it is important that the children not only achieve high standards, but also enjoy the curriculum we deliver. As a result we strive to provide a wide range of opportunities and memorable experiences to ensure all students continue to make outstanding progress."
Below is some information about the provisions made for readers and writers throughout the school:
Readers in FS/ KS1
In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children learn to read through phonics. Phonics lessons are taught separately to Literacy lessons and children are grouped according to their individual needs. Progress is constantly monitored and movement between groups takes place so that learning is always personalised and active.
The JPS Invite Literacy Club - New challenges for writers in Years 4,5 and 6
The JPS Newspaper Club meets with Mrs Green each week. This club was set up to encourage writing for purpose, it is aligned to engaging context such as having input into school wide competitions, newsletters and sport reports. This club has given children the chance to interview different members of the JPS community, write articles and take photographs.
How parents can support their child’s learning
Throughout the year we have led workshops on our reading schemes and will continue to provide this opportunity for parents next year. Feel free to sign up for one of our Phonics or Guided Reading courses in September.
At JPS we assess our pupils’ progress through different reading and writing objectives in line with the UK National Curriculum targets. For the Foundation Stage we have also included the Early Learning Goals, which outline the steps children need to achieve in FS1 and FS2. These are just a few of the many targets that teachers use to help inform their judgements.
Although a level can be given to a piece of work, this would just be one snapshot of their learning and a final judgement would be based upon many samples of work. On GLG, you can also find booklets giving support to parents on how to encourage your child to write more creatively.
We hope you enjoy perusing our Literacy page and look forward to meeting new parents in September 2012!