This section of the Teaching and Learning area of the website focuses upon English. On this page you will find information regarding elements of the English curriculum, details about reading scheme - Accelerated Reader, spelling lists and other helpful information.
The teaching of English in school obviously focuses on Reading and Writing, but within that are also elements such as spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) and handwriting. We believe very passionately that children get the best possible start with these areas, as reading and writing are the tools required to unlock the wider curriculum. All children in school are provided with a Reading Record and it is part of our Home/School agreement that parents and carers are reading at home with children on a regular basis.
Please take some time to familiarise yourself with the English portion of our website. We aim to update this page regularly with relevant news and information about how English is progressing within our school.
World Book Day-Thursday 7th March 2019
With World Book Day rapidly approaching, the children have been taking a good look at the posters displayed around the school. They contain information about books which they
might be interested in reading.
Remember, on World Book Day, they will receive a £1 book token, which can be used towards the cost of a book.
What an amazing, exciting World Book Day it was at Longlands !
Each of the classes had the opportunity of working with another class for the day.
Teachers chose a book to focus on and the children worked very creatively to produce some brilliant writing and illustrations to go with it.
During the afternoon, the whole school came together to celebrate their work in an assembly.
Mr King (Norman-the slug with the silly snail) then presented one child from each class with a prize for their unique costume.
Well done to all those children who have taken part in the 'Book in a Jar' fun! There really are some fabulous clues to the stories you chose. We shall thoroughly enjoy sharing them!
KS2 author visit
The children in KS2 had such a wonderful lesson in how to write a brilliant story...all delivered by our visiting author, Jack Trelawny.
Jack shared his secrets about where he gets all those fantastic ideas for his books.
After his workshop, many of the children bought lots of his books (some children his whole collection!)
Jack spent a good deal of time signing the books and talking to the children before leaving us.
Thank you for coming to visit us Jack !!
EYFS and KS1 author visit
Tuesday 6th November
The Day Granny's Knickers Blew Away!
EYFS and KS1 were delighted when actor and childrens' author, Grant Koper came to visit them at Longlands.
Grant certainly created a lot of excitement and laughter as he shared his story with the children,
The Day Granny's Knickers Blew Away.
A massive thank you to Grant for coming to see us !!
Don't forget to check how your child is doing on the Renaissance website!
Go to: https://ukhosted24.renlearn.co.uk/6708488/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
A huge thank you to all those parents who attended the Accelerated Reader Parent Meeting last Wednesday.
Following on from the meeting, we are attaching the
PowerPoint, which we are sure you will find useful.