About Our Learning
We are passionate about our creative curriculum, with topics such as 'Superheroes', 'Out of the Egg', and 'Commotion in the Ocean' there is much fun to be had whilst learning. At Newton Blossomville School we also love our trips, Warwick Castle, The Science Museum and Birmingham Sealife Centre to name a few! Along with country walks, forest schools, cooking and visitors there's always plenty of excitement in our learning.
You'll find here information on our 2 year topic cycle and what your child is learning each term.
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It is a statuatory requirement for schools to teach systematic synthetic phonics. The following is an explanation from Oxford Owl and easy to access website with resources and guidance for parents:
When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn:
Synthetic Phonics is a way of teaching reading.
Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter l sounds like llllll when we say it. Children can then start to read words by blending (synthesising) the sounds together to make a word.
At school, you will probably hear teachers talking about blending , but you might also hear them refer to sounding out or Fred Talk too, depending on which phonic scheme your child’s school is using. All these terms focus on the same point – synthesising sounds .
At Newton Blossomville School we use 'Read Write Inc' a daily lesson or learning sounds, decoding, blending, reading and writing. It is a powerful scheme which sees children at the end of foundation stage ready for year 1 with a high level of decoding and blending skills.
At Newton Blossomville School we use a range of books from Oxford Reading Tree and Read Write Inc as our reading schemes. The children's books are changed daily and children are encouraged to read at home regularly. The children are surrounded by books in school and the ethos is fostering a love of books and a love of reading.
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