“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
At Hollinwood Academy, we believe in the teaching of Communication, Reading and Writing Skills as the foundation for successful learning.
It is our aim across the Primary phase to develop these skills in all of our children.
Communication – We provide English lessons that can be adapted to suit all leaners through a variety of approaches so that they can become confident communicators.
PHOTO/ VIDEO OF DRAMA/ SPEAKING & LISTENING SESSION
Reading – We stimulate a love for reading by choosing accessible and engaging stories or texts, which inspire our learners to become passionate readers.
PHOTO/ VIDEO OF CLASS READ OR ‘STORY TIME’
Writing – We provide all learners with a range of literacy skills for life, to support them now, and in the future.
PHOTO OF STUDENT WRITING
English Lessons at Hollinwood Academy
Our English lessons are delivered daily, tailored to the needs of our learners.
Teaching is delivered by our highly skilled staff, using a blend of experience and knowledge, supported by the purposeful use of technology.
PHOTO OF CLASS TEACHER NEXT TO PHOTO OF CHILD USING IPAD
Read Write Inc
Read Write Inc has been introduced across the Primary stage to deliver Phonics and English lessons with a view to developing reading, comprehension, grammar and writing skills.
LINK TO READ WRITE INC
The impact of Read Write Inc has been fantastic for our learners.
QUOTES FROM LEARNERS ABOUT READ WRITE INC
Medium Term/ Long Term Plans
The lessons are structured and repetitive, building on their phonetical knowledge, bolstering their vocabulary and improving their understanding of grammar.
We follow Medium Term plans, which can be viewed in detail here:
LINK TO MTP and LTP
We assess the children and group them so they are accessing learning at an appropriate level.
Our Assessment Tool is Dashboard, which breaks down learning into small, accessible and achievable steps. You can find out more about our Assessment Tools here:
LINK TO INFO ON DASHBOARD
To support our learners, we use a range of apps. The children enjoy going on Epic! where they can read and listen to books.
LINK TO EPIC!
They use ABC star to support with handwriting.
LINK TO ABC star