The English Team at Intack
Our team leader is me! Mrs. Hamriding,
I oversee the teaching of English across school, this includes reading, writing, speech and language skills and phonics.
The other teachers in the English team are;
Mrs Kell who leads on early reading and writing and speech, language and communication,
Miss Mckee who leads on phonics and grammar in KS2,
Mrs Sleigh who leads on KS2 English teaching and learning and
Mrs Williams who is our intervention teacher.
We are all focused on ensuring that the teaching of Reading and Writing is the best it can be at Intack.
If you have any questions about any aspect of English teaching at Intack, please feel free to contact me.
Listening to stories plays a vital role in giving children ideas for writing and increasing their vocabulary. At Intack we have special story telling chairs that have been individually designed and created for specific year groups. Children come and read books or tell stories on them.
Children at Intack Primary School love to read. Here are some of our exciting classroom reading areas.
Reading awards are given in Best Worker of the Week assembly to children for their sustained reading effort.
Bronze Award – reading 3 times a week for 3 weeks in a row.
Silver Award – reading 3 times a week for 4 weeks in a row.
Gold Award – reading 3 times a week for 5 weeks in a row.
Star Reader Awards for those children who achieve their gold certificate and continue to read at home.
Please remember to also ask questions about what your child has read to make sure they have understood the story.
Reading with your child
Some questions and ideas to use with your child when reading.
Look at the front cover. What could the book be about?
What can you do to read an unfamiliar word?
Sound it out and blend it.
Chop it up
Look at the picture
Read the words around it to help you figure it out.
Who are the main characters?
What do you think will happen next?
How do you think that character feels? Why?
Who is your favourite character? Why?
Can you retell the story in your own words?
How do you think the book will end?
Do you like how the story ended?
How could you change the ending?