At Lostock Gralam we believe passionately that all children should have a love of reading. Books stir the senses, inspire imagination and spark a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Reading has a high profile at Lostock and books will be seen around school both inside and outside in our cosy reading den. We have a well stocked library run by our year 6 librarians where all children are encouraged to choose books to take home. Each class has an inviting reading corner and there is even a mini book swap area for Key Stage 2 children. Children are taught to read through well planned Guided Reading sessions. EYFS follow the Read Write Inc program to support their developing phonological awareness. Key stage 1 and 2 have access to several reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree. Key Stage 2 have a wide selection of books to support their reading and further support through Rapid Read.
We believe that our children will develop a lifelong appreciation and desire for quality literature. We believe the study of English develops the children's abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes. It enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively.
We strive for all our children to learn to communicate meaning through engaging writing activities where they can express their emotions, thoughts and opinions both imaginatively and factually for a variety of audiences. We follow a writing pathway to help with progression of skills throughout school. See the pathway document at the bottom of this page for more information.
Children will be encouraged to develop as individual writers learning over time to use effective transcription and composition skills. They will be taught how to plan, revise, draft and review their writing, forming, articulating amd communicating ideas and organising them coherently for the reader. We are proud of what our chidlren can achieve and work is displayed around school for all the share.
National Curriculum Objectives for English Click here to access each year group's objectives.
First 100 high frequency words Click here to access the first 100 high frequency words.
Next 200 high frequency words Click here to access the next 200 high frequency words,
See file below for the common exception words for year 1 and 2, 3 and 4 and 5 and 6
Please see file below for parents to help support your child with Reading and Writing. Staff are always on hand if further support is needed. Please come and ask.