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Kempsey Primary School

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




When children leave Kempsey Primary School we want them to have a love for reading and be able to independently access the skills required to understand a range fiction and non-fiction texts.



Reading begins in our EYFS where children begin to blend and segment phonemes to read words and sentences. They are exposed to a wide range of texts and begin to predict and question. Their reading in EYFS and KS1 is linked to their work in phonics. Children begin to deepen reading skills to include inference, clarification and questioning. These skills are further developed against age-related expectations across the whole school. 


Whole school reading progression



We want our children to write confidently for a range of purposes, equipping them for the next stage in their education and life there after. We want them to be creative, self- evaluative writers who applying appropriate knowledge and skills to communicate effectively. 



Writing begins with in the EYFS with emergent writing, linked to their learning in phonics. Letter formation, segmenting and blending result in the formation of whole words and sentences. Phonics continues to support writing throughout KS1. Children continue to develop their skills through a range of carefully planned, purposeful writing opportunities. Clear cycles of writing are under-pinned through creativity, self- evaluation and peer support where children are explicitly aware of their own learning journey for English.

Handwriting progression

SPAG progression

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