13 October 2021
This academic year began with the entire Junior School participating in a literacy unit. It was aimed at supporting children’s return to the new school year after the disruption caused by the COVID pandemic.
The unit, ‘Growing Together’, used high quality literature to engage children in talk, reading and writing activities. This enabled them to become involved in the school community and reconnect with each other and with nature.
EYFS focussed on the book ‘Errol’s Garden’, KS1 on the ‘Secret Sky Garden’ and KS2 on ‘The Promise’. The children interacted with nature in shared spaces, engaged in discussions and experienced shared opportunities in writing poetry, character descriptions, letters to the Headteacher, persuasive writing and plenty of artwork.
Junior Literacy Leader