Here at Woodhall, we use CUSP Reading & Writing curriculum across the school.
In Nursery, the children start their learning through investigating the world around them, with themed weeks of learning. There is whole-class learning, where the children hear a broad range of texts and get the opportunities to develop comprehension skills. Also, for each theme, there are plentiful activities set up as exciting ‘Learning Labs’ where the children get the opportunity to explore and be inquisitive. These ‘Learning Labs’ continue up into our Reception classes, where the children build on these skills and delve deeper into reading and writing , building up a solid phonics knowledge, as well as a multitude of opportunities for learning through play.
Across the rest of the school, in Key Stages One and Two, the children have a ninety-minute English lesson every day. The children are grouped according their current reading comprehension ability, meaning that every child is receiving a curriculum tailored to their needs. This also means that every child has the best opportunity to succeed. These groups are re-assessed roughly every six weeks, to take into account children who make accelerated progress, or need extra support.
For further information on the curriculum please read the Subject Overview which is available in the attachments section on this page.