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.
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
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: