At Waddington and West Bradford, we truly believe that literacy - speaking, listening, reading and writing - is a key life skill which contributes to all aspects of academic, social and emotional development.
That is why we have put literacy at the heart of our cross-curricular, topic based learning, through which children not only learn the skills but have regular opportunities to apply them for a purpose.
It is our aim that all children will become enthusiastic readers and writers, able to communicate effectively and confidently.
By clicking on the links below you can download two guides for parents created by the Government.
The 'Parents' Complete Guide' is a fully uptodate handbook to the New National Curriculum which was introduced in 2013 and includes both Maths and English.
The National Curriculum 'Understanding Progress in English - Parents' Guide' dates from 2010 but still includes relevant ideas for things you can do with your children at home, appropriate to the level they are working at.
Within the Reception, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two sections to the left are age-appropriate advice and guidance leaflets for encouraging reading, writing and phonics at home.