English Learning at Golden Hill
At Golden Hill, classes are usually mixed age groups, sometimes crossing Key Stages. Classes have a wide variety of ability and children have already completed various topics at their mainstream schools. Children often come into school disengaged from their learning and start at different points during the school year depending on when they have been excluded or referred. Children may arrive or leave mid-way through a topic.
Teachers plan from the most relevant age group for their class, using the KLIP’s to prioritise certain areas of English. This can change during the year. Please see the most recent newsletter to find out what each class is learning. We aim to cover a topic on Poems, Non-fiction and Narrative each term. To accommodate differing abilities of children, work is differentiated using a variety of resources.
We ensure that reading is a key focus. We aim to hear the children read individually each day in Key Stage 1. In the Key Stage 2 classes, there is an ongoing class novel read daily.