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English and Phonics

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‘Teachers are the guardians of beautifully used language. Through reading, performing, writing and speaking with clarity and power, through introducing children to literature, we are passing on the truth and power of words.’
  – Pie Corbett

At Broom Barns Primary School, we are passionate about making every pupil a fluent reader and writer. We understand that if children are equipped with the necessary skills to help them write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, it will unlock limitless opportunities for them. We enable every child to develop his or her knowledge, understanding, ability, confidence and independence, in the application and use of both spoken and written language.

Phonics is the basis for reading and writing skills.  Phonics develops the skills needed to hear sounds in words (phonemes) and match them to the corresponding visual representation (Graphemes).  Reading and writing are like a code: phonics is teaching the child to crack the code.

Parents had the opportunity to find out about our phonics scheme (Essential Letters and Sounds) and new library books at the Book Look.