Language & Literacy
Our written English and reading programmes are based on the New National Curriculum for England and Wales 2014. This curriculum promotes both reading comprehension and fluency. Beginning readers are immersed in phonics and encouraged to take part in book discussions even before they are reading text. Besides reading comprehension, fluency and phonics, spelling and grammar ares also a large part of our reading programme. Above all, FIS promotes and fosters the love of reading.
‘Talk for Writing’ is an approach to teaching writing developed by Pie Corbett & Julia Strong. The aim of this approach is to turn natural storytelling into the written word. Children are natural actors and storytellers. By focusing on speaking, listening and even acting out stories, we can greatly improve their writing; this method ensures your child can tell a us what he or she wants to say before writing, in order to develop his or her inner voice.
The children learn and discuss the features of each genre of writing (poetry writing, journalistic writing, play scripts, personal recounts, procedural writing and more). In addition, they author their own stories, plays and poems while focusing on weekly grammar and spelling strategies.
Annelies, mother of Charlotte