Focuses on children being immersed in language experiences and activities, developing skills through talking, communicating and listening. They are encouraged to communicate by asking questions, expressing opinions, reacting to situations and making choices and encouraged to listen and respond to others. They have opportunities to choose reading materials and are given a wide range of opportunities to enjoy mark making and writing experience.
Our learners are provided with the Cambridge literacy programme that is designed to enable strategic and comprehensive approaches to early literacy achievement. Reading is developed by means of the Time2Read reading programme which has a strong emphasis on Phonics and uses the Time2Read reader series, as well as endorsed readers by Cambridge. A strong phonics-based reading programme lays the foundation for excellent spelling, writing and comprehension skills. The components are speaking and listening, reading, phonics, spelling and vocabulary, writing and hand writing.