Striving to be the best we can!
At St Botolph's, we are extremely passionate about the teaching of English.
We have changed our curriculum to make it more exciting and inspiring. All of our topics are now closely related to the teaching of English; this has had a brilliant impact on our thirst for learning and writing across school.
For more in depth details on our English curriculum, please see the English Policy and updates below.
Handwriting at St Botolph's
We have been implementing a new handwriting scheme in our school. We are using Join it handwriting font in all aspects of our lessons. Children are exposed to the font around the school and are shown how to form the letters as well as joins in their lessons.
Read Write Inc.
We are delighted that we are now having whole school Read Write Inc every day. Children are in small groups to cater for their individual needs.
To learn more about RWI please see the RWI website. On the website, there are helpful videos and links to support the learning of phonics. This will help with how to pronounce sounds correctly and give an indication of what the lessons look like.
Reading at St Botolph's
In KS1, we have started a new book scheme. We are now following the big cat scheme in reading. We have lots of shiny new books and the children love them!
In KS2, we are continuing with accelerated reader. The children love the quizzing! Keep it up!
Mrs Smith and Mrs West are very excited about the library. They are looking into making the library more exciting and are talking to different companies to see if we can get some new shelves and seating areas.