BELIEVING, LEARNING AND SHARING TOGETHER: School Council are in need of cakes and treats for their Macmillan Coffee Afternoon on Friday 29th September, starting at 2:30pm. Thank you from all the School Councillors and Mrs Higgins. Parents evening will be held on Monday 16th October, please make sure you have returned your time slips to your teacher. FOSMS are holding a SPOOKY DISCO on Thursday 16th October - please look out for further information about this in the FOSMS newsletter.
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Literacy Tree for Parents/Carers


Throughout the school, from Reception to Year 6, we use Literacy Tree for our teaching of English. Literacy Tree is used across the UK and globally and is an award-winning educational platform. All of the Literacy Tree resources use high-quality children’s books and for Writing, we follow their Teach Through a Text approach to ensure there is consistency throughout the school.

It also supports to create high levels of engagement as it immerses children in the text whilst covering the objectives fully in the curriculum. The text choices are an important part of this as well - many link to aspects of History and/or encourage deep discussions. We pride ourselves on our diverse choices.

In school English teaching and learning is supported through the use of the 'Literacy Tree' scheme.

Literacy Tree uses an innovative book based approach which promotes English across the curriculum. Through the use of high quality text and a progressive and sequential planning sequence, English knowledge, skills and learning complement cross curricular themes throughout school . The wide range of high quality and significant children's literature are specially chosen to engage, challenge and support children to be critical readers and confident and informed writers.  All National Curriculum requirements of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, literary language and composition are embedded leading towards a variety of purposeful and exciting shorter, longer and extended writing outcomes where the audience and purpose is clear. All of which combine to support pupil engagement as well as raising attainment in English for all.