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Sneinton St Stephen's CofE Primary School


At Sneinton C of E School we follow the Communication, Language and Literacy Development programme, which is available to all Schools and Academies within Nottingham City. The programme develops communication, language and literacy skills in a systematic and structured way.


At Sneinton C of E School we believe that teaching phonics is the best way for children to become confident readers and writers. During Foundation and Key stage 1, pupils receive a phonics lesson every day where they learn which sound each letter makes and how to build these into words.


To write unknown words, pupils stretch out the word (segmenting) so they can write a letter for each sound. To read an unknown word children learn to say each sound they can see and then blend them together (blending) to read to whole word.


In Year 1 we take part in the National Phonics Screening where we check that children can rely on their phonics knowledge to read unknown words. As children’s confidence in phonics grows, so does their love of reading and writing.


In Key stage 2, pupils have daily spelling and grammar lessons.


If you would like to find out more about how to support your child with their reading and writing then please speak to your child’s teacher.


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