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At Woden Primary School we aim to equip our children with the passion and skills to be successful at reading

Our children in EYFS and KS1 follow the scheme of Read Write Inc to help start their journey of learning to read. The scheme is well structured and has a levelled set of books written specifically to ensure that every child can take steady and progressive steps towards reading success. To support their learning, we also follow RWi’s decodable Book Bag Books. Your child will have the chance to choose a book, which is tailored to their needs, and take it home to read with you. Furthermore, each child is provided with a reading diary as a means of encouraging communication between parent and teacher.

As your child progresses through the school they will be immersed in a curriculum that creates and celebrates a pleasure for reading. Children will be able to choose books of their choice from book corners, topic boxes and author sets. They are also offered a range of genres through our very own in-school library to read within class as well as enjoy story times with their teacher’s favourite books and take part in whole class guided reading sessions.

Our aim is to encourage and promote a reading for pleasure attitude in each of our pupils and we hope that you will help encourage this too!

To find out more about reading and how you can help at home please read our How to Help Your Child Become a Confident Reader here! You can also watch helpful videos to support early reading at home under our Parent Films tab.

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Writing at Woden 

At Woden Primary School we aim for all of our children to become independent and creative writers whilst developing their confidence and understanding of the skills needed to become an effective writer.   

In our English lessons, we expose our children to high-quality texts, books, videos and cross-curricular opportunities to inspire them to write for a range of purposes. From Reception up to Year 6, the children will have the chance to write for a range of genres for both fiction and non-fiction texts.  

Grammar and Punctuation is taught during our English lessons and is given great priority at Woden. We believe the teaching of writing skills will allow our children to build their confidence when writing and will help them to take risks in order to excite the reader.  

Handwriting is also taught during sessions throughout the day. They start off by learning how to correctly form their letters which then helps the children when learning how to join their writing as they progress through school. Children at Woden take care of their writing and present their work in a neat and conscientious way.    

Click here to read about our fantastic Whole School Writing! 

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A Helpful Grammar Glossary

Name Description
Noun A person, place, thing or object. 
Adjective Describes a noun.  
Verb An action or doing word.
Adverb Describes the verb or to modify an adjective or another adverb.
Pronoun Used in place of a proper noun. For example; he, she, they.  
Preposition Often describes locations, directions or time. For example; under, on top, across, next to.  
Determiner Used with nouns to tell the reader which object or person we are talking about. For example; the, a, an, those. 
Coordination Conjunction Links two words, phrases or clauses together. Used in complex sentences. For example; and, but, yet, so, for, nor, or. 
Subordination Conjunction Introduce a subordinate clause. For example; before, if, until, although, as, when, while, despite. 
Clause A clause is a group of words that expresses time or situation. It usually contains a subject and verb. 
Main Clause Makes sense on its own and can form a simple sentence.  
Simple Sentence Contains only one clause. 
Compound Sentence Consists of two or more clauses joined by a conjunction. 
Complex Sentence Links the main clause with a subordinate clause.  

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