Cleves Primary School

      A Brighter Future


      At Cleves English is integral to the whole curriculum. 


      Children at Cleves read every day and as often as possible. They have daily Guided Reading sessions.  

      All children at Cleves have access to an exciting programme called Bug Club. This is an online system where children can read hundreds of books which their teacher would have suited to their level. As they go through the book they are asked questions to check the children’s understanding. The programme also shows teachers how well the children have answered the questions so it can then inform their planning.
      We encourage the children to read every week as part of their homework and children can take books home to enjoy.


      From Early Years to Year 2, children have Phonics lessons daily. We use Jolly Phonics which helps children to learn their sounds while having fun. During their lessons children learn all the sounds needed to be able to read and then apply these in their literacy lessons. At the end of year 1 most children take part in a Phonics Screening Test.


      At Cleves children begin writing from nursery where they development their fine motor skills. From Reception to Year 6 children explore different genres of writing and record every day. We have high expectations of our children and this is shown in their pride of their work. We try to incorporate writing in all other subjects to maintain high standards. Presentation is an important factor of our school and we reward children with neat handwriting weekly in assembly with a Golden Pencil Award.

      Competitions/ Events

      We hold events throughout the year to support children with their Literacy. This year we will be having writers and poets visit the children to inspire them. We will hold shows for the children to enjoy and host our yearly ‘World Book Day’ event.
      Throughout this year we will be encouraging children to show their Literacy skills in competitions. Last Year we took part in the Newham Spelling Bee which we will encourage our pupils to do again this year.

      Websites to use at home

      BBC literacy

      BBC english

      Phonics play

      Bug club

      Literacy Curriculum Overview

      Please click on the link to view the literacy curriculum overview