All lessons have a literacy focus. Guided reading and spelling are built into lessons. With reading we work to develop pupils’ phonic knowledge, comprehension and inference skills as well as developing and extending their vocabulary. DARTS activities like text marking are used regularly to support pupils accessing texts. Oracy has an important role in our lessons too as we work on building pupils’ confidence to speak in English and rehearse what they think before writing. We work with pupils on their handwriting and provide scaffolding support in the form of sentence starters, thinking maps and writing frames to enable pupils to improve their written English. SPAG weeks are built in across the year to target areas of weakness like tenses and subject verb agreement. Spelling tests are integrated into our lessons as a regular feature.