Whole School Literacy Foci – 2018/19

The English Department believe that all pupils are entitled and encouraged to maximise their potential both in, and through this subject.  However, Literacy development does not just take place in English – it is a shared responsibility among all departments – which is why we have adopted a whole school literacy foci.  Each half term there is a different literacy focus:

Autumn 1 – Capital letters and punctuation.
Autumn 2 – Use of paragraphs – Topic sentences.
Spring 1 – Use of connectives to structure and sequence ideas.
Spring 2 – Spellings – homophones/subject specific terminology.
Summer 1 and 2 – Using Standard English for the whole term as summer 1 is a short half term.


To download a copy of our Literacy Foci for Autumn 1 please click here PDF_download

To download a copy of our Literacy Foci for Autumn 2 please click here PDF_download

To download a copy of our Literacy Foci for Spring 1 please click here PDF_download

To download a copy of our Literacy Foci for Spring 2 please click here PDF_download

To download a copy of our Literacy Foci for Summer 1 & 2 please click here PDF_download

You can contact our English Department using the following details:

Head of English Ms M Cassem by email: m.cassem@greatbarr.bham.sch.uk

Miss F Raza – Whole School Literacy Lead Practitioner – by email: f.raza@greatbarr.bham.sch.uk

Or contact your child’s subject teacher.

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