Literacy & Numeracy

Literacy and Numeracy:

  • Phonics is taught at EYFS-KS2. Where students don’t meet the threshold intervention is put in place.
  • EYFS and Year 1 are given book bags with books to take home to help to develop a love of reading.
  • Reading Bugs in KS2- online reading programme and comprehension to help develop students’ reading.
  • The library runs a yearly reading challenge. All year groups are involved.
  • We have recently introduced accelerated reader for Y6, 7 and 8 as a tool to monitor students’ reading ages and their progress. It will also be used to develop reading for pleasure and create a culture of praise through awarding certificates and competition through ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’
  • Our library runs a number of writing competitions supported by local businesses.
  • Trust wide ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ is followed within English and then supported in a weekly tutor time activity. This is then a termly focus for literacy marking in work scrutiny. Developing a common language for addressing literacy errors.
  • Spelling focus in primary phase is linked to the National Curriculum.
  • Spelling games consolodate learning throughout the week.
  • There is a daily focus on spelling in the primary phase.
  • In secondary subjects display and ask students to learn key spellings. There is some work to do on having a common approach across the Academy for learning technical and subject specific vocabulary.
  • Word of the day in primary and word of the week on secondary aims to develop students’ vocabulary.
  • Maths Monday gives student a numeracy task to do at lunchtime and if they enter they can win a prize.
  • Word Wednesday gives student a literacy task to do at lunchtime and if they enter they can win a prize.
  • Numeracy is promoted through the use of Hegarty Maths.