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Literacy

At FPJS, Literacy is taught as a class. this allows the concepts taught in Literacy lessons to be built upon , developed and then embedded in the other timetabled lessons.

We teach Reading as a Comprehension lesson and also through guided reading sessions, with the pupils taking an active part in discussing texts. 

Children complete extended pieces of writing throughout the year either in Literacy lessons, as homework tasks or in their foundation lessons. These extended pieces of writing are a way of assessing the child's understanding and also a powerful tool in showing the pupil the progress that they have made.

Spellings are taught as a class but each child has a differentiated weekly spelling list that is based on their 'stage' and also key works identified in the previous week's lessons. Pupils have weekly spelling tests on these words.

Grammar is taught in stand alone lessons and within  the pupil's Literacy writing lessons.

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