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At Delamere Academy we believe that speaking and listening and a creative curriculum are the key to producing children with good levels of literacy.

Reading and phonics work hand in hand, and the children from Reception upwards follow a highly structured curriculum that includes reading, phonics, writing and spelling. Across the school pupils have the opportunity to read a wide range of texts, reading individually, within guided groups and also participating in whole class reading.

Throughout school the standards in writing are progressive. We focus on the increasingly technical elements of writing within specific grammar lessons whilst also ensuring writing for purpose within other literacy lessons and through links with other subject areas.

Speaking and listening plays a vital role in developing our children's confidence, dramatic skills and feeding the quality of writing we aim to develop.

By the age of 11 the minimum we expect for our children is to:

  • read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding, orchestrating a range of independent strategies to self-monitor and correct
  • have an interest in books and read for enjoyment
  • have an interest in words, their meanings, developing a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms
  • understand a range of text types and genres – be able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation
  • be developing their powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness
  • have a suitable technical vocabulary to articulate their responses.
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