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At Twynham Primary we understand that reading and writing are fundamental skills that enable our children to access other areas of the curriculum as well as acquire a new hobby and a love of books that could last a lifetime. For more information on how reading and phonics are taught in school, please click here or see the 'Reading and Phonics' link below.

Our End of Year expectations for Reading are outlined below.

Should you wish to download this in document format, please click here.

Reading End of Year Expectations

At Twynham Primary we teach Writing through skill-based learning, practice and application. Children come back to, and are expected to use, the same skills in a range of ways; this enables them to become second nature.These skills are built upon, year on year, as can be seen in the document below. Our writing work is very often cross-curricular, using a variety of high quality texts; although some aspects are more standalone. Over the course of their education, children will have experienced a range of genres, most of which occur multiple times.

Our End of Year expectations for Writing are outlined in the table below.

To see the genres of writing that will be taught in the different Key Stages, please click here.

Should you wish to download this table in document format, please click here.Writing End of Year Expectations

For more information about our reading and writing curricula, please contact the School Office in the first instance.

Reading and Phonics Scheme

At Twynham Primary school we teach reading through the synthetic Phonics Bug Logophonics scheme ‘Letters and Sounds’ which is a daily activity from Reception to Year 2. This is supported by our ‘Bug Club’ reading scheme which links to the phonic sounds and builds upon the children’s acquisition of sounds. From Year 3 the children read for comprehension using a range of group and individual texts. The children at this stage move from phonics into spelling patterns, which replaces the weekly phonics.

We also aim to encourage reading for pleasure and a motivation to read through daily reading book exchange and guided reading sessions in school. The role of parents is vital in developing good literacy skills and they are expected to support the work of the school. The children will bring reading books home on a daily basis. Parents are asked to hear their child read at home, comment on their progress and ensure that the books and reading records are returned to school every day. Each half term the children visit the local library to select books for the whole class to share.


For more information, please contact the School Office in the first instance.