English (including phonics)

Literacy at Barwic Parade


At Barwic Parade, we passionately believe that an excellent foundation in Literacy is essential for all children. Literacy includes the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. We believe that literacy skills stem from a love of books and so we surround the children with books in all areas of the curriculum. We understand that these areas of literacy do not stand in isolation and that the skills children learn in each strand interconnect with all other areas of the curriculum and beyond. Click on the following links below to see about each of these areas in more detail.


Author of the month!

We have decided that every month this year we will be celebrating a different author or poet. This will be the same for every class across school and will hopefully raise the profile of some different authors to enjoy. We will be reading their books, watching them perform, transforming our reading corners to link with their work and much, much more! Keep and eye out on here and on our Facebook page for more details each month...


September: Roald Dahl



Some of his most famous books that we've been looking at across school.

The winners of our amazing Roald Dahl raffle, with all profits going to new books for the school library.

October: Michael Rosen

We've been watching lots of video performances by Michael Rosen. Why not check out his website for yourself?

Our year 3.4 children have also been writing non-chronological reports about him and in Early Years and Key Stage 1 we've been going on a bear hunt...