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Reading and Writing

Reading and writing are key skills that underpin all areas of our curriculum. Please read the attached for more details:

Reading at Heathbrook Primary School
At Heathbrook, we use Letters and Sounds to help us to teach phonics in conjunction with Thrass and Jolly Phonics.

Writing at Heathbrook Primary School

Reading and writing is underpinned by a whole school commitment to oracy. We have worked closely with the Communication Trust to further enhance staff skills and communication-friendly learning environments. To further support children with speech and language difficulties we buy in a Speech and Language Therapist.

Recent Reading and Writing News

Discovering Flotsam…..

    The children in Year 5 have been immersed in exploring the setting of our whole school text “Flotsam” by David Weisner.  They explored objects found at the beach. They listened to the sounds [...]

Christmas Classics

Liz from Teach-it-Through-Drama dressed up in Victorian finery to present the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol."  We were introduced to the colourful characters in the story,  the mean and miserly Scrooge and his humble [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Categories: Art, Reading and Writing, Year 3/4 2018-19|0 Comments

The Selfish Giant

We had a fantastic trip to the Omnibus Theatre yesterday to see the Selfish Giant. We even got a chance to meet the actors and puppets after the show!  

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 3/4 2018-19|0 Comments

This week’s learning in Nursery

The children had an amazing time acting out the story of The Three Little Pigs - Just look at all the props we could find around the classroom! In Natural Thinkers, we made our own [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Nursery 2018-19|0 Comments

Year 3/4 Literacy Performances

This morning, the three Year 3/4 Literacy classes performed their Talk for Writing actions for the other classes. Talk for Writing has been really useful to try and remember key phrases and useful vocabulary and [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 3/4 2018-19|0 Comments

Leaf Man!

We have loved the book Leaf Man and decided to make our own version of it as class projects. We worked in pairs to design a page for the book. We thought about the style [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 1 2018-19|0 Comments