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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!


The aim is to ensure that all children at Kempsey Primary School will be able to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Across the range of English, children will have the chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.


Wherever possible: reading, writing, SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and speaking and listening will all be linked together. Teachers will use a wide range of texts to inspire children, and these, as well as other curriculum areas, will be a stimulus for writing.


On this page you will find information and examples of what happens here at Kempsey. 



Spelling and Phonics

There are also spelling games on the active learn web page. Each child has a log in. Please speak to your child's teacher if they have forgotten their username and password.


Phonics sessions take place every day for children in KS1 based on the Letters and Sounds Documents.  




At Kempsey we have a reading scheme that is structured using Oxford Reading Tree. However, there are plenty of other books from other schemes that have been put into the correct levels. Children are encouraged to read a wide variety of books and appreciate different genres. In KS1, children will also come home with a sharing book. 


Children have regular access to the library and are able to choose books from here to take home in addition to their reading books.  We ask that parents share books with their children every day, reading to them, listening to them read and discussing books.

Reading Information and How to Help At Home

Helpful Reading Questions



The children produce a wide variety of writing from across the curriculum. They appreciate the whole writing process and are prepared to edit and evaluate their own writing.  Once a month the children take part in a Friday Write. A stimulus is shared in assembly, and the children then have the opportunity to produce a piece of writing of their choice. The results are usually pretty spectacular!

At Kempsey we use the Morrells handwriting scheme across the school. Click on the link to find out top tips for handwriting.


BBC Bitesize is a great resource for both parents and children. Click on the links below. 

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