Anston Park Infant School

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English

At Anston Park Infant School we aim to foster a love of English in all our children. We want them to aspire and have no limits to their ambitions. The National Curriculum is written to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. At Anston Park Infant School this is delivered through the implementation of the English programmes of study and children have many opportunities to use and apply their skills across all other subjects. 

The English curriculum encompasses the following:

- Speaking and listening

- Phonics

- Reading

- Writing

- Handwriting

- SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar)

 At Anston Park Infant School we strive to produce readers for life and we actively promote reading for pleasure. To support children in the early stages of reading we follow the Letters and Sounds phonic programme and children access books closely matched to their phonic knowledge. To compliment this we have a reading spine which spans EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 so that children have access to high quality books covering a range of themes, based on different cultures, traditional stories and from a range of authors. As part of our drive to promote reading for pleasure every year we celebrate World Book Day in school. This year our chair of governors, better reading partners and sports coaches came in to read their favourite children's books. Children swapped classes to share books with a different year group and we dressed as book characters or ready to snuggle down for a bedtime story in our pyjamas. This year we were lucky enough to have the author Sue Wilkins visiting our school. She spent time in every class sharing her stories and answering questions from children. Sue signed many books for children in school and provided us with a set of her books to keep. We will be sharing these books with each class so they can enjoy hearing these wonderful stories. After attending our school Sue emailed this lovely message. 

"Thank you for giving me the best day I’ve ever had since I started doing school visits! I was made to feel welcome and at ease by all the staff and by the pupils too. It was obvious that the teachers had put a lot of thought and effort into my visit, with the result that the children seemed to be really well-prepared. I have to say I was touched by everyone’s enthusiasm." 

If you want to find out more about Sue Wilkins then you can visit her web page suewilkins.co.uk

In this section of the website you will also find attached electronic copies of some of the leaflets and guides which are available in school to support English. Copies of these documents can be found in the cloakrooms of each class if you wish to collect a paper version. These guides are always discussed at curriculum meetings at the start of a new school year. You will also find information about English in your child's individual journal. 

Please see the photos below to get a flavour of English at Anston Park Infant school. These include everything from role-play areas inspired by children's fiction to displays of news reports following a UFO crash landing!

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 2018-19 English Data.pdfDownload
 2020 Spring Data English.pdfDownload
 Anston Park Infant School Reading Spine.pdfDownload
 API Prospectus Statement for English.pdfDownload
 English Policy.pdfDownload
 How my teacher marks my writing.pdfDownload
 Phase 3 Sound Mat.pdfDownload
 Phase 4 Sound Mat.pdfDownload
 Phase 5 Sound Mat.pdfDownload
 Primary National Curriculum English Programmes of Study.pdfDownload
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