The children at St Silas have an English lesson taught on a daily basis. Each unit of work is developed using a teaching sequence to meet the reading, writing, spelling and grammar needs of the children. A range of texts and vocabulary around the chosen topic will then be explored with a focus on children’s English targets at both group and individual level. A range of books will be explored to model a range of genres, writing styles, grammatical structures and use of vocabulary. The children will engage in a range of activities to capture ideas for their writing outcome. Specific grammar and punctuation skills are taught before being applied in the writing process. Children are expected to edit and improve their work and apply the skills taught in English across the range of curriculum subjects and opportunities for independent writing are incorporated into planning on a weekly basis. In addition to the teaching sequence, classes in Key Stage Two deliver the Cracking Comprehension scheme to develop written reading comprehension skills and participate in ‘A Time to Shine’ creative writing lessons to develop writing skills and stamina.