English at Well Lane


At Well Lane we want all children to be successful readers and writers and to develop a love of English.

We have responded to the changes to the National Curriculum and our teaching of reading is based around a wide range of fiction and non fiction texts as well as the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme and Project X.

We enjoy reading through other aspects of our curriculum such as our topic work, using our library and using the laptops to read as members of BUG CLUB.

We also do a range of additional activities that allow us to work with each other to develop our READING SKILLS and our COMPREHENSION.

As a school community we CELEBRATE occasions such as National Book Week and World Book Day. We also have very good links with our local library.

Each year group takes part in our weekly  PHONICS and GRAMMAR CHALLENGE and we share our work during our Tuesday  assembly.

We have enjoyed working with parents and carers at all our workshops and look forward to future events. Now let’s get Reading, Reading, Reading!


On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day. We made a whole school big book about the life of Roald Dahl with each class from Foundation One  to Year Six making a contribution. We included writing about his different books and poems as well as some illustrations. Year Six wrote a list of all his published work and we researched the life of this great author. Once our book has been enjoyed by all classes it will be available for everyone to see in our school library.
Take a look at our planning for POWER OF READING.
In each class from Foundation to Year Six we participated in a whole host of reading activities to promote the love of reading. We had a fantastic day.
All classes from Foundation One to Year Six have made a display to show their fabulous writing either on a washing line or on a writing wall. Each week the writing will be changed so all the children have an opportunity to display their great work.
Thursday 6th October was National Poetry Day.  Year 2 have spent the week reciting well known poems as well as writing some of our own.  We used actions to go with each poem and are getting very good at learning them off by heart.
Children in Year 3 have been working incredibly hard on their narrative writing. 
You can read some of their story openings below:
Classes in Key Stage 2 have each held a 'GPAS' workshop, where parents and carers have been invited into school to see examples of the work their children are doing. 
Year 3 have been reading 'The Pebble in my pocket'.  We did some role play and freeze frame acting as various objects in the book...
I wonder if you can guess what we are?
Year 1 children retelling the story ' Lila and the Secret of Rain '
Foundation 1 have enjoyed mark making.
We have use chalk, gloop, shaving foam, paint, pencils and water.