English at Well Lane


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



Our teaching of reading is based around POWER OF READING and 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, NATIONAL POETRY DAY and WORLD BOOK DAY. We also have very good links with our LOCAL LIBRARY.

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!



Spelling follows on from our Phonics work. The children are taught to read and spell age appropriate words from the National Curriculum. They are then tested on these words each week after learning them for homework. From Year One to Six children have structured spelling lessons which include links to handwriting, revision of previous spelling patterns and understanding of new words and vocabulary. Years 5 and 6 also access SPAG.com.  Success and effort in weekly spelling tests is rewarded with class dojo or house points and each class appoints a Super Speller of the week. 


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Years One to Six follow the National Curriculum for writing. As part of this we teach children specific and progressive sentence types in each year group. Our weekly grammar sessions help the children understand and use correct grammar in their spoken language as well as in their writing. Throughout school our word walls and      Word of the Day displays encourage children to use new and challenging vocabulary. The Talk for Writing approach and our Extended Writing sessions are used to develop confidence and stamina in writing tasks not only in English but across other subject areas. Children are taught to use a cursive handwriting script and to take pride in the presentation of their work. 



 Take a look at our Power of Reading Planning for                  2018-2019.
Take a look at our planning for Power of Reading for 2017-2018.
Take a look at our planning for POWER OF READING- 2016-2017.
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.
Foundation 1 have enjoyed mark making.
We have use chalk, gloop, shaving foam, paint, pencils and water.
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 '