Reading is at the heart of all we do at Newsham.
Because we understand that writers learn about writing from their reading, you will find a text at the centre of all of our English units.
The texts we use have been carefully chosen based on their literary styles and rhythms. We have also aimed to include:
· stories that are emotionally powerful
· stories with dilemmas
· traditional stories that have a special place in history/culture/heritage
These texts are part of the Newsham Reading Spine. All children will experience each of these books on their journey through Newsham. Some will be read to the children, some read with the children and some will be read by the children.
Years 3 and 4
Years 5 and 6
Our long term plans are a great way to find out more about the English curriculum in each year group. Alternatively, in school, Mr Smith is always happy to answer any questions you may have.