Reading,Writing & Maths
At Langwith Bassett Primary School we view reading and writing as skills for life and we teach them in a creative, positive environment.
Reading and Writing at Langwith Bassett
We have adopted a variety of ways to support children's reading and writing development. These includes the Letters and Sounds phonic programme for early readers. Once children are confident in early phonic skills they move on to the Literacy and Language programme. As a school we place a large emphasis on teaching punctuation, spelling and grammar for writing. This is taught as an explicit session throughout schools and learnt skills applied in all writing lessons. School has also invested in Lexia, which provides individualised online programmes to improve spelling and reading skills. It can be used both at home and at school.
All children have an individual reading book from the book banded system. Children are encouraged to read at home at least 5 times a week. We hold an annual book week to encourage enjoyment of books, inviting a visiting author or poet to make it extra special. Shared and guided reading sessions take place in each class, along with story time.
Spelling is a priority at Langwith Bassett, children are expected to learn spellings each week at home. These are tested each week at school and extra support given to individuals where necessary. children are expected to consistently use correct, taught spellings in their written work. Marking and feedback will address this.
Children are also given daily opportunities to develop their writing skills through other areas of the curriculum such as science, history and geography.
Provision is made for children who experience difficulty with reading and writing through one to one sessions, Read Write Inc, Fresh Start and the Lexia programme.
Mathematics at Langwith Bassett
At Langwith Bassett Primary School, we believe that all the children are entitled to a broad and stimulating Maths curriculum which promotes positive attitude and interest in mathematics and which allows them to develop a sense of achievement and enjoyment for the subject.
We recognise the need to create a balance between developing mental calculation, written calculation, logical reasoning and the application of maths in context. Teachers plan for these different aspects within their classroom provision. We base our maths planning on the Abacus Evolve Maths Scheme and use a wide range of their active learn resources to support practical learning with children.
Teaching will use a range of styles in our daily mathematics lesson, using a range of concrete equipment to support children's understanding of concepts. School has invested heavily in a wide range of equipment to support calculations including, Base 10 apparatus, place value counters and Numicon.
Provision is made for children who experience difficulty with math through targeted intervention.