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English in KS1 


In Key Stage 1 the ability to communicate is at the forefront of all we do.  Here at MIS, language acquisition is most important and the teaching of creative, imaginative and enjoyable English activities is given greatest priority.

We have taken the very important decision to adopt the ‘Read Write Inc’ Phonics programme designed by Ruth Miskin as a core component of our Literacy teaching and learning, including strategies from Pie Corbett.  Staff are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of our children learns to read with accuracy and confidence and as our children’s confidence in decoding develops, so to will their comprehension and ability to compose exciting ideas for their own writing.  The programme allows us to support you in fostering a love of reading in your child that will last a lifetime.  Resources to help parents can be found by clicking on the link below.

Daily lessons allow our children opportunities to engage in purposeful speaking and listening activities through ‘talk partners’, access to exciting texts for reading and comprehension development, complemented by interesting and challenging writing tasks.  The teaching and learning of English is interactive, energetic and exciting and one lesson that the children look forward to every day.

Our school is very well resourced and the children benefit from a wide choice of reading scheme texts; fiction and non fiction and enjoy weekly visits to our wonderful school library that continues to flourish and expand.  There is something for everyone to share!

Language surrounds us all and takes on many forms as we are all submerged in a literacy rich environment where every opportunity is exploited to maximise the children’s love of English.

We are able to adapt the English Literacy Framework to ensure learning and teaching occur which reflect our immediate international environment.

Please refer to the document link below to access additional curriculum information from the framework.


Curriculum Information for Parents - 2018-19 - Year 1