English

At Gomer Infants School we have designed a quality English curriculum that will develop a love for reading, writing and spoken language. Our curriculum provides many fun and purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and talk. Please click here to our Curriculum Intent for English.

All of our children are taught phonics using the Read Write Inc. programme. For further information about Read Write Inc. (RWI), please have a look at their website.

For handwriting, our children are taught Kinetic Letters, if you would like to find out more, please go to the Kinetic Letters website.

Reading for Pleasure Blog!

October 2021

This month saw The Gruffalo come to visit the Year One classes as part of their ‘Into the Forest’ topic. He shared a story in the forest with the children and then very kindly visited all the other classes in school to share his story with them also!

As part of ‘Wear Red Day’ Mrs Woolley put together a collectionof diverse stories that celebrate how we are all different and amazing!

December 2021

For Advent each class was given a book advent calendar.  Every day a new Christmas story was unwrapped and shared with the children.  This was our third year of doing this and the children are always so excited to find out what story they will be sharing each day!

February 2022

February saw the launch of our “Who’s Whonicorn” competition.  Mrs. Lloyd shared one of her favourite stories with the school and invited the children to create their own “Whonicorn” character.  We were so overwhelmed with the amazing designs that every child received a book mark for taking part and one child from each class was chosen as a winner and received a wonderful new story to enjoy.

March 2022

We began our World Book Day celebrations by inviting parents into school to share a story with their children.  It was so lovely to see parents back in the building and enjoying books with us.  We will be holding another of these events soon!

World Book Day was so much fun! Everyone’s costumes were amazing and it was lovely to see everyone in school (including all the adults) taking part!  We had a whole school parade to show of our costumes and throughout the day Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Lloyd could be seen running through the school shouting “Drop Everything and Read” – when we would all grab a book and sit and enjoy it for a while.

The wonderful bookshop at Lee On Solent arranged for Mrs. Woolley to use all of our book day tokens ensuring that EVERY child went home with a brand new book.  Thank you Lee On Solent Book Shop!

The launch of our school vision was also this month and as part of our “Super Teamworker” learning power the Year 2 children came to visit Year R and share a story with them.  They were so kind and thoughtful, reading  books and talking about the stories with them.  It was such a success that we are planning to share a story with other classes more often.

May 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming children’s author, Kirsty Applebaum, to our school this month to talk to the children. There will also be an opportunity for children to have a book signed by Kirsty.