Payhembury Primary School

Headteacher Mrs Penny Hammett


The National Literacy Hour was introduced in the Autumn Term of 1998 to promote good teaching and high standards. It focuses on reading and writing and follows a daily format, although this may vary depending on the subject material or stage reached with a particular piece of work. A typical lesson comprises:
Whole class teaching looking at reading and writing from a prepared text
Whole class teaching looking at aspects of spelling, grammar or punctuation
Group and independent work focusing on reading and writing tasks
There are three strands to the work taught:
Word level – phonics, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting
Sentence level – grammar and punctuation
Text level – comprehension and composition with fiction and non-fiction texts
In addition to the above, speaking and listening is included in the programme for English. This focuses on developing the child's ability to listen to others, participate in group discussions and take part in presentations and drama activities

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