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Longfleet English Team

English is lead by a team who love reading and writing and feel strongly that all the children at Longfleet should develop skills and the love of reading and writing. With this aim in mind we support teachers in making lessons enjoyable as well as developing each individual in their class.

We are:

Emma Starling - Deputy Head and overall English lead

Gill Taylor - Year 6 leader and KS2 English lead

Lorraine Percy - Year 3 leader and KS1 English lead


Writing assessment sheets - one for each year group

Learning to read and write at Longfleet

In the first instance, we teach your child how to read and write using phonics.  Phonics is a method of teaching children to read by linking sounds (phonemes) and the symbols that represent them (graphemes, or letter groups).

You can find out more about how phonics teaching works here:


Letters and Sounds

At Longfleet, we use the phonics resource 'Letters and Sounds' to help your child learn. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

You can find out more about Letters and Sounds here:





Jack and the Flumflum Tree

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For Book Week, 2017, the whole school came together to re-tell the story of Jack and the Flumflum Tree - it was lots of fun to do and we hope you'll agree that it's lots of fun to watch too!